The European Union is investing € 5.6 billion in a project to build an international thermonuclear experimental reactor by 2027. The experimental reactor agreement was signed in November 2006 by the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), the United States, Russia, Japan, China, South Korea and India.
Under the agreement, Euratom took the lead in a project to test the feasibility of nuclear fusion as an energy source. Assembly of the world’s first power plant-sized fusion experimental equipment began in July last year in France, the telegraph office wrote.
The European Commission estimates that the first plasma will be created by December 2025 and is expected to be fully operational by 2035.
As a viable commercial energy source, fusion energy will not generate electricity until 2050.
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