Fusion Power Associates|
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Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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Of the $264 million, $13.9 million would be devoted to inertial fusion energy, with the balance focused on magnetic fusion energy science. $18.1 million would be spent on innovative alternate concepts research other than than the Spherical Torus (NSTX), Compact Stellarator (NCSX) and Reversed Field Pinch (MST).
In unveiling the DOE budget, Energy Secretary Abraham said that within the $264 million fusion budget request, "DOE's contribution to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project in FY 2005 is $38 million, $30 million more than last year, and is consistent with the Administration's renewed commitment to contribute to this $5 billion cost-shared project that may ultimately lead to a fusion power plant that delivers electric power to the grid.