13 September 2022
“Swedish interest in fusion energy is increasing”
Growing interest in fusion energy is not surprising. ITER, the large international fusion facility currently under construction in France, with fusion experiments planned to start in 2035, is already generating more research.
Many international start-up companies are now focusing on the development of fusion energy. Patrik Carlsson, Co-director at Big Science Sweden, sees great opportunities for Swedish companies to get on board.
“Swedish interest in fusion energy is increasing,” says Patrik Carlsson in an article in the Dagens Industri newspaper on 13 September 2022. “Our basic expertise in nuclear technology is strong, and Swedish participation in and hosting of the ESS facility in Lund has also generated relevant knowledge.”
He gives examples of Swedish companies that are already supplying specialist technology to, for example, ITER, the large international fusion facility currently under construction in France, where fusion experiments are planned to start in 2035.
In the same article, Göran Ericsson, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University and one of Sweden’s leading experts in the field, points out that recent developments in energy and climate show the need for this type of energy.
* Fusion is the process that gives the Sun its energy, and there are many advantages associated with this potential energy source.