Carlos Alejaldre, Director-General of CIEMAT

‘If we want to move towards a sustainable productive model, I am convinced that Spain needs to support Science, support DONES’

The Director-General of CIEMAT analyses Spain’s trajectory in the race towards fusion energy, assuring that the credibility that scientific institutions gained at the international competition to bring ITER to Spain has ‘opened many doors for IFMIF-DONES’.


Granada hosts the first follow-up meeting of IFMIF-DONES after the announcement of the creation of the Consortium that will manage the project

The Minister of Science and Innovation, Pedro Duque, visited Granada at the end of July to chair the first IFMIF-DONES project follow-up meeting, which was attended by a large institutional representation. The meeting covered the milestones and future course of action for the implementation of the large scientific infrastructure in Escúzar.

The Government of Andalucia contributes €16.3 million towards IFMIF-DONES particle accelerator

The Regional Government of Andalucia progresses in the creation of the Consortium to support the construction of the international scientific infrastructure in Andalucia.

The CDTI includes IFMIF-DONES in its catalogue of Spanish Capacities in Large Scientific Facilities

The new version of the catalogue is an asset for the promotion of Granada’s candidacy.


From the Broader Approach Agreement to DONES

The 5th of February 2007 was a decisive day in the race towards fusion energy with the signing of the Broader Approach Agreement between the European Union and Japan. This technological research programme complements the international large-scale ITER project.



IFMIF-DONES is presented in one of the plenary sessions at the ICREPQ´20

Granada hosted one of the top-level conferences in electricity production, renewable energy, and other fields related to electrical engineering last 2nd to 4th of September.

Andalucía Emprende addresses the role of IFMIF-DONES in the economic future of Granada

The Director of the IFMIF-DONES Implementation Office (OFID), Antonio Peña, analyses the prospects of the project at a webinar on innovation, technology, and health challenges after COVID-19.


Javier López y García de la Serrana, Director-General of HispaColex

‘This is a unique opportunity for companies in Granada and it should be conceived as a vital lifeline for the future of our economy’

The Granada law firm HispaColex was awarded a contract to provide legal assistance to CIEMAT for the implementation of IFMIF-DONES. Its founder and CEO assures Andalucia and particularly Granada, thanks to its excellent University, have proven to be at the leading edge of technology. Therefore, the companies from Granada have the necessary means for the implementation of a future particle accelerator in Granada.


Crossing the fusion borderline. The ITER Projetc

The third introductory article on nuclear fusion gives an in-depth look at ITER, one of the most ambitious, complex and costly energy projects in the world.


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United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

    The UK Atomic Energy Authority was formed in 1954 when the British Government set up a new body to oversee the nation’s nuclear research programme. UKAEA’s mission is to deliver sustainable fusion energy and maximise scientific and economic impact, with the aim of positioning the UK as a leader in sustainable nuclear energy.

    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission

    The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: defence and security, low carbon energies (nuclear and renewable energies), technological research for industry, fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.

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    This newsletter has been elaborated by the DONES Preparatory Phase project. This project has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under grant agreement No 870186. The information herein reflects only the author’s view and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of it.