China Banking on Nuclear Fusion Power Generation
|Source: China's Nuclear Fusion Reactor in Hefei, China|
China Targets 2040 for Nuclear Fusion Power Generation
Nuclear fusion power generation is a source of clean, renewable energy. The nuclear fusion of hydrogen into the heavier element helium is how the sun and stars have remained burning for billions of years. That's why a nuclear fusion reactor is called a "star in a jar". It is a powerful source of energy but with many technological barriers yet to be overcome. News now that China is funding and constructing their own star in a jar to generate clean electricity by around 2040.
China calls their Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak Reactor (East) the "Artificial Sun". It's located in Hefei, Anhui province, China. They are developing their experimental reactor to start generating electricity and commercializing it by 2040.
China is a Leader in Renewable Energy Sources
China is a global leader in solar energy development and deployment. They are now significantly investing in nuclear fusion. Nuclear fusion is a game-changer in the global energy market. It could produce energy output at ten times the input. And, it uses virtually no fuel and produces no radioactive waste. Although, there are some experts who do worry about the radioactive waste.