Thread Rating:
  • 1 Vote(s) - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Nuclear fusion is 'a question of when, not if'
Fusion is the process that drives our sun. Natural, solar fusion generates huge quantities of heat and light. For decades, scientists have been attempting to recreate this process on earth. The idea is to heat hydrogen gas to 100 million degrees until it forms a thin cloud called plasma, and then control it with powerful magnets until the atoms fuse and release energy. This could potentially generate power that is low in carbon, which is an excellent alternative in today's environment. 

The UK government announced an investment of 200 million euros to deliver electricity from a fusion reactor by 2040. There are also many countries around the world that are raising funds, and pushing forward with many different approaches to fusion for the future. This means that worldwide, nuclear fusion is recognized as an alternative energy source, and it is just a matter of time before we could be potentially using this process in our day to day lives. This type of process is said to release much less waste, and comes without the danger of explosions. Although this process will take very long, and is slow and difficult, using fusion as a source of energy will allow for the environment to sustain prosperity as this would mean less carbon released. Fusion has not yet been successful in the past, but scientists are confident with new resources that they will get this process to work.

Messages In This Thread
Nuclear fusion is 'a question of when, not if' - by Alessandra Figliuzzi - 11-08-2019, 01:50 AM

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)