ITER Experimental Tokamak Fusion Reactor
|ITER – Experimental Tokamak type fusion reactor|
|Object date||1988 – Project initiated, 2007 – start of construction work, 2025 – expected completion of construction, 2035 – planned start of deuterium-tritium operation|
|Place of Origin||Built in Cadarache, France, collaboration of 35 nations|
|Manufacturer||Collaboration of several manufacturers|
by student Teemu Siika
The possible success of the Iter experimental reactor will lead to the utilization of fusion energy and virtually unlimited energy supply in the future. If the reactor works as expected, I believe it will act as a seed for a catastrophe on a planetary scale. Fusion energy over a long period of time (decades / centuries) would undoubtedly solve climate change, which is considered to be the greatest ecological disaster of all time. At the same time, however, access to unlimited energy opens up opportunities for greater exploitation of our planet’s natural resources. Unlimited energy, for example, makes it possible to exploit minerals from poorer ores and reduces freight costs even lower than they are today. Similarly, the exploitation of other natural resources, such as our forests, will become even more profitable, as unlimited energy will make it possible to process organic material from wood into more complex materials at very low cost.
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