ITER, Latin for "the way", is a joint project whose mission is to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion energy, where the same energy source that drives the sun and other stars is reproduced and controlled for sustained periods in the laboratory. The project is being designed and built by the ITER partners: The European Union, India, Japan, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States. The long-term objective of fusion research is to harness the nuclear energy provided by the fusion of light atoms to help meet mankind´s future energy needs. This research, which is carried out by scientists from all over the world, has made tremendous progress over the last decades.
The Bush Administration was instrumental in the U.S.'s involvement in this project. “The results of ITER,” President Bush said, “will advance the effort to produce clean, safe, renewable, and commercially available fusion energy by the middle of this century. Commercialization of fusion has the potential to dramatically improve America’s energy security while significantly reducing air pollution and emissions of greenhouse gases.”
ARC:Hydrogen houses the administrative facility for the US ITER Tokamak Exhaust Process Project.