International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER)

An international project to design and build the first experimental fusion reactor that produces more energy than it uses. The members of the project are the European Union, the United Sates, Japan, Russia, China, India and South Korea. Its objective is to successfully maintain fusion reliably and to qualify the key technologies needed to develop industrial fusion reactors in the future. The ITER reactor will be built in Cadarache, France. The DEMO reactor, which will follow on from ITER, is expected to begin producing electricity in 2040.