Q&A: ITER project on track for success


The ITER project, which aims to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of fusion as a long-term energy source, has stated in a press release that all milestones set by the ITER Council have been met, making 2017 ‘a very significant year’.

ITER is a multinational project comprising of seven partners: China, EU, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the USA, a total of 35 countries. The project is set up so that each country makes about 90% of its contribution in the form of components that will be fitted together in the final machine. In this way, ITER also serves the goal of sharing collective expertise and raising the industrial and scientific capability of all participating partners.

gasworld spoke to Coblentz Laban, ITER Head of Communication, to gain an in-depth insight and update on the projects progress and to see what part the industrial gas industry has been playing.

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