Cadarache is one of the most important technological
research and development centers for energy in Europe
Its activities, distributed throughout various research platforms, focus on
nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, new energy technologies (hydrogen, solar,
biomass) and fundamental research in the field of vegetal biology.
Acting as backup to the centre, there is also a whole platform of services
organised to ensure safety on the site, the management of nuclear
waste and both environmental and health monitoring.
Cadarache is one of the 10 research centres of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).
Half of the basic nuclear facilities existing within the CEA infrastructure
are located on the Cadarache site.