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Miracle of ‘fusion’ power grows nearer

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Some consider it to be the most complex scientific endeavour in human history — harnessing hydrogen fusion power on a massive scale for the benefit of mankind.

If successful, it would represent a revolutionary energy breakthrough, albeit a costly one — US$22.5 billion and counting.

The good news is, the reality of fusion-driven energy has moved one major step further.

A core machine of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world’s first fusion device, has entered the installation phase, according to the ITER Organization, CGTN.com reported.

Representatives of the China Nuclear Power Engineering (CNPE)-led consortium signed the Tokamak Assembly contract with Bernard Bigot, ITER Director-General, on September 30 in Beijing.

The contract covers the cryostat and cryostat thermal shield, magnet feeders, the central solenoid, poloidal field and correction coil magnets, and cooling structures and instrumentation, according to the ITER Organization, the report said.

The covered contents constitute the installation of most crucial parts of the ITER Tokamak, whose importance is equivalent to that of the reactor in the nuclear power plant, or the heart in the human body.

Now under construction in Cadarache in southern France, ITER is so far the world’s second largest science and engineering project in construction scale, behind the International Space Station, the report said.

It’s also the largest nuclear engineering contract ever bid on by Chinese companies in the European market, and the first time for Chinese nuclear power enterprises to successfully participate in international scientific projects in the form of general contracting, said Yu Jianfeng, chairman of the China National Nuclear Corporation, parent company of the CNPE.

“It means that China’s general contracting capacity for nuclear power construction forged over 30 years and its international influence of fusion technologies formed over 50 years have been recognized by the international high-end nuclear energy market,” noted Yu.

The multi-billion dollar, 35-nation effort including the United States, Russia, China, India, the European Union, Japan and South Korea and is now on pace after a number of cost overruns and delays.

According to ITER’s plan, the first operational test is scheduled for the year of 2025, while the full operation is slated for 2035.

Fusion is considered the Holy Grail of energy and is what powers our sun. It merges atomic nuclei to create massive amounts of energy — the opposite of the fission process used in atomic weapons and nuclear power plants, which splits them into fragments.

Unlike nuclear fission, fusion emits no greenhouse gases and carries less risk of accidents or the theft of atomic material.

The multi-billion dollar, 35-nation effort including the US, Russia, China, India, the European Union, Japan and South Korea and is now on pace after a number of cost overruns. Credit: physicsworld.com.

In a world faced with the dilemma of increasing demand for electricity and a worsening environment, the importance to develop clean energy has been raised to an unprecedented level. The action of shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy has become urgent.

Experts in the field say that a working reactor would only need 11 pounds of hydrogen to generate the energy equivalent of 18,750 tons of coal, 56,000 barrels of oil or 755 acres of solar panels — an amazing feat of science and technology, Forbes reported.

According to The Guardian, the project requires hydrogen plasma to be heated to 150 million C – 10 times hotter than at the sun’s core — a remarkable feat of engineering.

The doughnut-shaped Tokamak reactor is surrounded by giant magnets that take the superheated plasma away from the metal walls of the container. This requires the magnets to be cooled to -269C.

If all goes well, ITER will use hydrogen fusion, controlled by those large superconducting magnets, to produce massive heat energy which would drive turbines — in a similar way to the coal-fired and gas-fired power stations of today — that would produce electricity free from carbon emissions, and at a potentially low cost.



63 Comments on "Miracle of ‘fusion’ power grows nearer"

  1. supremacist muzzies jerk on Tue, 15th Oct 2019 5:58 pm 

    supremetard Sullivan (pbuh) (swt)said give love to neighbors. why u disrespectful supremetard Sullivan BIG GREEN GOAT?

  2. supreamcist muzzies jerk on Tue, 15th Oct 2019 7:19 pm 

    supremacist muzzies jerk on Tue, 15th Oct 2019 5:07 pm

    why so hateful supretard REAL GREEN GOAT?

    why hateful? where did i hate? a lot of my writing is about love. read my treatise it’s mostly about love.

    in the words of big goat: dumbasses

  3. supremacist muzzies jerk on Tue, 15th Oct 2019 7:24 pm 

    the treatise is about LOVE dumbasses

    this is my master treaties. i don’t waste time on this forum. it’s lame.

    muzzie bribe went with isis to make babies and now want to go back. what the world going to. this is ok but supertard big muzzie beard SAWS swt pbuh is banned from UK and harrassed by AA.

    supertard big muzzie beard SAWS pbuh swt reported muzzies in ger comprise of 40% of jizya payment to the tune of 4 billion euros per month. with that money they could go REAL GREEN or FAKE GREEN, it doesn’t matter that would’d been prosperious without the rapey rapey and stabby muzzies. The scale of jizya is incredible. it’s all out in the open if you just listen to the UK muzzie andy choudary.

    muzzie sabotage airliner and got loved 1000x in the form of reporting of “union dispute”. supertard big muzzie beard SAWS pbuh swtreported it’s actually jihad.

    Then in astralia muzzie with big grin and smug looking face with a hat and meat grinder practically begged to be amputated and put on muzzie hamster wheel. cops love him 100000x more and are puzzled why he did this. i’m scratching my head too which has thinning hair

    Muzzie in NZ allah acbar and went after cop with axe. Cops loved muzzie 10000x love conquer all. No tweet AOC SAWS pbuh swt , not siri Lanka, not when muzzie shot 6 cops on philadelphia. 25 billion tweet on Christchurch though

    then there we deceptions of deep green, real green, deep deep green, fake fake green, and all the permutations of green. when AOC SAWS pbuh swt – (ZOMG i’m amazed at the technology in a sink food grinder) failed, the greta SAWS pbuh swt deception kicked in. I belived everything even the fantastic flying goat story.

    for many years, centuries, million, quadrillion of years since (((supremetard))) SAWS pbuh swt created heaven and earth and before supertards SAWS pbuh swt big muzzie beard and glenn roberts put up web sites, i warned tards and supertards about muzzies.

    i made no progress sort of like banging head against concrete, concrete wins everytime

    but then i “reverted” to a supremacist muzzie jerk and I’m the best of humanity allah has created. i wear a muzzie dress and i pee sitting down holding up the bathroom line. this made supertard SAWS pbuh swt have bladder infection but the love for muzzies only intensified.

    and now i have superpower, big goat SAWS pbuh swt is feeling intense heat. all stops are pulled it seems – even Robert Inget the controlled libtard opposition is deployed to censor me. but uppertard SAWS pbuh swt is not going to destroy free speech for someones love of muzzie. supertard SIS SAWS pbuh swt dropped the appeal and that’s final. it’s now as good as case law. supertard SIS SIS SAWS pbuh is back being occupied with his bunker and learjet and auto keltecs and he said absolutely do not bother him. so it’s set in stone that uppertard SAWS swt pbuh is not going to modify this forum

  4. Davy Sock Puppet on Tue, 15th Oct 2019 9:26 pm 

    supremacist muzzies jerk

  5. Goat2055 on Wed, 16th Oct 2019 2:29 pm 

    So, we’ll be going to get a cold beer out of the twister?

  6. supremacist muzzies jerk on Wed, 16th Oct 2019 3:18 pm 

    Fathertard Sullivan is GREEN GOAT sock
    supertard big muzzie beard said fathertard francis promoted fathertard michael fitzgerald to be prelate, may as well canonize a live saint for his great love of muzzies.
    this is the same fathertard fitzgerald who was basically demoted by fathertard benedict when he sent him to exile in egypt.

    too bad the exile didn’t teach him a thing, his love for muzzies only strengthened 1000x

  7. supremacist muzzies jerk on Wed, 16th Oct 2019 3:21 pm 

    everyone said fathertard benedict was a nutzi because he’s german. he wasn’t. his mistake was that he loved muzzies so so with his Regensburg speech. and the exiled all muzzies lovers including prelate fathertard michael fitzgerald to egypt.
    he was poisoned by fathertard francis and forced to resign.

  8. supremacist muzzies jerk on Wed, 16th Oct 2019 3:59 pm 

    a

    jerkoff

  9. nostradamus on Wed, 16th Oct 2019 4:20 pm 

    and… fusion power is only 10 years away. As it has been for the past 50 years.

  10. supremacist muzzies jerk on Thu, 17th Oct 2019 1:23 pm 

    in case you’re too tard gone, this treatise is about LOVE. READ, i’m not lying.

    this is my master treaties. i don’t waste time on this forum. it’s lame.

    muzzie bribe went with isis to make babies and now want to go back. what the world going to. this is ok but supertard big muzzie beard SAWS swt pbuh is banned from UK and harrassed by AA.

    supertard big muzzie beard SAWS pbuh swt reported muzzies in ger comprise of 40% of jizya payment to the tune of 4 billion euros per month. with that money they could go REAL GREEN or FAKE GREEN, it doesn’t matter that would’d been prosperious without the rapey rapey and stabby muzzies. The scale of jizya is incredible. it’s all out in the open if you just listen to the UK muzzie andy choudary.

    muzzie sabotage airliner and got loved 1000x in the form of reporting of “union dispute”. supertard big muzzie beard SAWS pbuh swtreported it’s actually jihad.

    Then in astralia muzzie with big grin and smug looking face with a hat and meat grinder practically begged to be amputated and put on muzzie hamster wheel. cops love him 100000x more and are puzzled why he did this. i’m scratching my head too which has thinning hair

    Muzzie in NZ allah acbar and went after cop with axe. Cops loved muzzie 10000x love conquer all. No tweet AOC SAWS pbuh swt , not siri Lanka, not when muzzie shot 6 cops on philadelphia. 25 billion tweet on Christchurch though

    then there we deceptions of deep green, real green, deep deep green, fake fake green, and all the permutations of green. when AOC SAWS pbuh swt – (ZOMG i’m amazed at the technology in a sink food grinder) failed, the greta SAWS pbuh swt deception kicked in. I belived everything even the fantastic flying goat story.

    for many years, centuries, million, quadrillion of years since (((supremetard))) SAWS pbuh swt created heaven and earth and before supertards SAWS pbuh swt big muzzie beard and glenn roberts put up web sites, i warned tards and supertards about muzzies.

    i made no progress sort of like banging head against concrete, concrete wins everytime

    but then i “reverted” to a supremacist muzzie jerk and I’m the best of humanity allah has created. i wear a muzzie dress and i pee sitting down holding up the bathroom line. this made supertard SAWS pbuh swt have bladder infection but the love for muzzies only intensified.

    and now i have superpower, big goat SAWS pbuh swt is feeling intense heat. all stops are pulled it seems – even Robert Inget the controlled libtard opposition is deployed to censor me. but uppertard SAWS pbuh swt is not going to destroy free speech for someones love of muzzie. supertard SIS SAWS pbuh swt dropped the appeal and that’s final. it’s now as good as case law. supertard SIS SIS SAWS pbuh is back being occupied with his bunker and learjet and auto keltecs and he said absolutely do not bother him. so it’s set in stone that uppertard SAWS swt pbuh is not going to modify this forum

  11. Bill Simpson on Fri, 18th Oct 2019 1:44 am 

    Even if they could make fusion work, the cost would be astronomical. We can’t build nuclear fission plants anymore because they are too costly.
    The interior of the reactors will deteriorate from exposure to high energy. Replacing the interior parts fairly often will be way too costly.
    I hope I’m wrong, but I doubt it.

  12. makati1 on Fri, 18th Oct 2019 4:11 am 

    Bill, you are spot on. Economics will defeat fusion, even if they eventually make it work. over 400 existing fission plants at $10B each is $4,000,000,000,000.00. Replacing them with fusion plants at whatever they cost (way over $10B each I am sure) is NOT going to happen. Techie wet dreams, nothing more.

  13. Go Speed Racer on Sat, 19th Oct 2019 4:34 am 

    ITER what a fucking scam.
    Stupid bullcrap uses more cement
    and copper than Hoover Dam but
    produces not even 1 watt of electricity.
    It’s as big a scam as that
    old horrible sick evil twisted
    old raisin bitch, Nancy Pelosi
    trying to impeach our
    invicible Hero Donald Trump.

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