We Can All Rest Easy Now

Ya gotta love it when somebody writes their first article fusion, and assures us that the future just barely exceeds our grasp….

Link: Engineer Live!.

Power generation: nuclear fusion closer

The holy grail for researchers in power generation is nuclear fusion. It promises the clean power of conventional fission with the safety of non-nuclear technology.

One kg of fusion fuel would produce the same amount of energy as 10,000,000kg of fossil fuel. There are no chain reactions, no production of radioactive actinides and the radiotoxicity of fusion waste materials decays rapidly.

But there are still two major hurdles to overcome. One is containing the tremendous heat given off by fusion, 100 million degrees centigrade; the other is generating sufficient power for the fusion process.

Yup, just figure out how to bottle the star and the rest is easy….