７２ The future of fusion power【Space Travel】Dialogue with the Universe
○The Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald produced its first hydrogen plasma on 3 February 2016.
The practical application of nuclear fusion is expected of around 2025.
【Reference】IPP:Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
・Germany has forged ahead in funding the project, which in the past 20 years has cost €1.06bn.
○A small, modular, efficient fusion plant
New design could finally help to bring the long-sought power source closer to reality.
August 10, 2015 MIT News
○ITER( International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor)
・The goal is to build a fusion power plant in 2040-2050.
・The ITER experimental design has been changed to 2020, one year later than originally planned, under the influence of in eastern earthquake. Aim to start full-scale operation in 2027 as planned. The total project cost is 2 trillion yen.
・In addition, experimental reactor completion of the 2020 has become difficult.
・The name is derived from iter (: Net, Road).
・Seven countries and Region (Japan, China, EU, India, Russia, South Korea, USA)are involved in the this plan.
・ITER construction site is in Cadarache, France.