PROTO (fusion reactor)


PROTO is a proposed nuclear fusion reactor to be implemented after 2050, a successor to the ITER and DEMO projects. It is part of the European Commission long-term strategy for research of fusion energy. PROTO would act as a prototype power station, taking in any technology refinements from earlier projects, and demonstrating electricity generation on a commercial basis. It may or may not be a second part of DEMO/PROTO experiment.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ The roadmap to magnetic confinement fusion, Damian Hampshire
  2. ^ Beyond ITER. (PDF). 18 August 2008.
  3. ^ Fusion Illusions. Michael Dittmar, Nuclear Monitor Issue: #698, Number:5997. 27 November 2009.