Nuclear fusion: agreement signed for the Divertor Tokamak Test
ENEA and Regione Lazio have signed a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the DTT Divertor Tokamak Test, a large project that will be hosted at the ENEA Research Centre in Frascati, which will lead to the creation of a strategic infrastructure for research in the field of clean energy.
The initiative aims to create one of the world’s most advanced scientific and technological hubs for nuclear fusion research. Regione Lazio has committed a budget of 25 million euro for the construction of all the necessary infrastructure works, including the power line that will have to be completed by 2023.
Overall, Divertor Tokamak Test involves public and private investments of 500 million euro and the employment of over 1,500 highly qualified people. The expected positive impact at local and national level is significant, as is the involvement of research institutions, universities, companies and SMEs working in the sectors of superconductivity, precision mechanics, power electronics and high-tech materials and components.