Reuters reported on the 20th, citing two people familiar with the matter, that the climate envoyblankIt will be announced that the United States will attend UN COP28 to be held in Dubai at the end of the month.climate summitThe first international strategy for commercialization of nuclear fusion power generation was proposed at the meeting.
According to reports, Corey is expected to announce relevant strategic plans when he visits Commonwealth Fusion Systems, a nuclear fusion company near Boston on the 20th, which expects commercialization in years rather than decades.
Compared to nuclear fission technology currently used in nuclear power plants, nuclear fusion has significant advantages because it does not produce long-term radioactive waste. If used successfully, it is expected to provide cheap electricity without carbon emissions.
Nuclear fusion is the energy source of stars like the Sun. To replicate this on Earth, two lighter nuclei could be fused into a higher density one via high temperature and pressure, laser or magnet, releasing large amounts of energy.
Scientists in August this yearCaliforniaThe U.S. National Laboratory used a laser beam to recreate a nuclear fusion success called “ignition”, which in essence produced a net energy gain – that is, more energy than was used to trigger nuclear fusion. Was produced.
However, commercialization of nuclear fusion is still difficult to achieve. During last year’s nuclear fusion experiment at the National Ignition Facility in the United States, scientists estimated that the energy output was only 0.5% of the energy needed to launch the laser. Furthermore, scientists have so far achieved only sporadic “ignitions”, but to be able to power homes or industries, several “ignition” events must be achieved in a row every minute.
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