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Nuclear fusion represents a most promising option for a safe, sustainable energy source that can be made inherently safe and which, even with a substantial contribution to a future global energy supply will not meet resource limits and should not leave burdens for future generations. Fusion research therefore has to fully explore this option as to provide a complete basis of proven information whether energy production by fusion is technically feasible, ecologically tolerable and finally, economically meaningful.

The FZK fusion research programme is fully integrated in the European Fusion Programme which follows a roadmap towards commercial fusion energy. Three major elements of research and development are required in order to generate the know-how for the construction of a fusion power station DEMO/PORTO.

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Authors: BAHM W, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21019 EN (2004), CD-ROM. Free of charge
Availability: Available from Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Karlsruhe (DE) Tel: +49-7247-820 Fax: +49-724782-5070 E-mail:
ISBN: ISSN: 0947-8620
Record Number: 200417471 / Last updated on: 2004-04-05
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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