The EU-Japan Broader Approach Activities. SOFT 2006 ( Warsaw, 11-15 September) Shinzaburo Matsuda Japan Atomic Energy Agency. Origin of Broader Approach Activities. Joint Declaration at the Ministerial Meeting for ITER (Moscow,28 June 2005) ---- ITER Site,Contribution, and
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The EU-Japan Broader Approach Activities
SOFT 2006 ( Warsaw, 11-15 September)
Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Origin of Broader Approach Activities
Joint Declarationat theMinisterial Meeting for ITER (Moscow,28 June 2005) ---- ITER Site,Contribution, and
EU-JA Joint Paper(Attachment to Joint Declaration)
Joint implementation of broader approach activities in the territory of the non-Host, on a time frame compatible with the ITER construction phase.
+ Funding contribution: 46bnY, and 339mnE
+ Candidate projects
IFMIF(EVEDA and/or Facility)
ITER research center(s): including
- computational simulation center for fusion science
- a center for remote experimentation
Fusion power plant technology co-ordination center, including a
center for international design activities for the demonstration
A new plasma experimental device (Satellite Tokamak)
The Broader Approach project(s) will be chosen by the non-Host from the above-mentioned projects.
Projects which are not included in the above list could be chosen at the initiative of the non-Host provided that they contribute to a rapid realization of fusion energy and the Host and non-Host jointly decide to undertake them.
Background of Fusion Energy R&D in Japan and in EU
Japan: JAEC Report “Technical Feasibility of Fusion Energy (May 2000)”
JAEC report “Strategy of the Fusion Research and Development (Oct.
Start of BA Discussion between EU and JA: July 21, 2005 at Garching
Since then, numerous number of legal and technical experts meetings and governmental negotiation meetings have been held to develop agreed plans on BA activities.
Road Map to Fusion DEMO Reactor
Structural Material Dev.
Fusion Engineering Research
Tokamak DEMO Reactor
Fusion Plasma Research
ITER&DEMO Physics Support Activities
JT-60 Superconducting Coils
The BA Activities comprise the following three Projects
1) Engineering Validation and Engineering Design Activities for the
International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF/EVEDA)
2) International Fusion Energy Research Center (IFERC),
a)A DEMO Design and, R&D coordination Center
b)A Computational Simulation Center
c)An ITER Remote Experimentation Center
3) Satellite Tokamak Programme
Upgrade of JT-60 Tokamak to an advanced superconducting
(Agreement between Japanese Government and EURATOM)
Appointment of a Project Leader
Approval of Project Plans,
Work Programmes and Annual Reports
Approval of the Structure of the Project Teams
Other Functions to Direct and Supervise
EU Domestic Agency
International Fusion Energy Research Center（IFERC）
IFMIF Engineering Validation
and Engineering Design Activity
Relative Allocation of Contributions from the Parties
The overall EU contribution is 339 MiEuro value May 2005, and
The overall JA contribution is 46 Byen value May 2005.
Mostly in kind.
for Implementation of the BA Projects
Major Facilities and Activities in IFMIF/EVEDA Project
of Fusion Materials
Electro- Magnetic Pump
International Fusion Energy Research Center
DEMO Design and R&D
ITER Remote Experimentation Center
Check of experimental conditions, Machine Control, etc
Setting Experimental Parameters
Data Acquisition and Analysis
Fusion Computer Simulation Center
Modification of JT-60U (JT-60SA) for BA and National Programs
Three Projects are identified suitable for Broader Approach
Activities between EU and Japan. They are:
IFMIF/EVEDA, IFERC and JT-60SA
Possible schedule for initial and subsequent procedure for signature
and ratification of the Agreement will be fixed quite soon.
Establishment of Steering Committee, Nomination of Implementing
Agency, Project Leader, and Project Team Members have to be made
in near future.
Preparatory work has been started such as discussion on IFERC,
review of conceptual design of JT-60SA, IFMIF/EDEDA design, etc.
The BA Activities are open to other ITER members and their
participation will be welcome.