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Title: Strategic Plan Burning Plasma Research

Abstract

Fusion offers the prospect of virtually unlimited energy. The United States and many nations around the world have made enormous progress toward achieving fusion energy. With ITER scheduled to go online within a decade and demonstrate controlled fusion ten years later, now is the right time for the United States to develop plans to benefit from its investment in burning plasma research and take steps to develop fusion electricity for the nation’s future energy needs. At the request of the Department of Energy, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organized a committee to develop a strategic plan for U.S. fusion research. The final report’s two main recommendations are: (1) The United States should remain an ITER partner as the most cost-effective way to gain experience with a burning plasma at the scale of a power plant. (2) The United States should start a national program of accompanying research and technology leading to the construction of a compact pilot plant that produces electricity from fusion at the lowest possible capital cost.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
OSTI Identifier:
1570365
Report Number(s):
DOE-NASEM-13488
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0016886
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Interim report, ISBN: 978-0-309-46933-3, released in January 2018.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Mauel, Michael. Strategic Plan Burning Plasma Research. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Mauel, Michael. Strategic Plan Burning Plasma Research. United States.
Mauel, Michael. Tue . "Strategic Plan Burning Plasma Research". United States.
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