The acting Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, has highlighted the opportunity for Spain and Andalusia that Granada will host the IFMIF-DONES particle accelerator, due to the social and economic impact that this facility, unique at international level and key to the development of clean energy, will have. The construction of IFMIF-DONES is one of the fundamental pillars of the European Roadmap for obtaining electricity from fusion energy.
The acting head of the Executive, accompanied by the acting Minister for Science and Innovation, Diana Morant, and the Government Delegate in Andalusia, Pedro Fernández Peñalver, visited the IFMIF-DONES exhibition at the Science Park in Granada on 7th October, where he stressed that the development of this project will mean an increase in production of more than 6,000 million euros and will generate 54,000 million euros in electricity. 6,000 million euros and will generate 54,000 jobs per year in Spain, of which more than 4,000 million euros and 35,600 jobs per year will benefit Andalusia alone and more than 1,900 million euros and 11,700 jobs per year in Granada.
The central government participates in the financing and, with the Andalusian Regional Government, is part of the IFMIF-DONES Spain Consortium, whose objective is to contribute to the European Fusion Programme, a safe, sustainable and highly productive energy source.