Giant Fusion Reactor Hotter than the Sun to Provide Unlimited Clean Energy Without Waste – Milestone!
ITER workers unveil major component in 2020: ITER.org
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In France, President Emmanuel Macron held a ceremony July 27, 2020 to launch the assembly phase of one of humanity’s most-complex engineering projects ever attempted—a giant nuclear fusion reactor, a machine that could produce relatively unlimited amounts of clean power.
Best of all, it is being built collaboratively by a consortium of 35 nations: China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United States, alongside the 28 states of the European Union plus Switzerland.
The 20 billion euro ITER Project is something straight out of Marvel’s Iron Man films. Conceived decades ago in 1985, ITER, which finally launched in 2006, has been delayed due to numerous setbacks, but they are determined to create what would essentially be a miniature sun on earth.
It is the core of the sun from which nuclear fusion technology is based, a technology that unlike nuclear fission, with conventional nuclear reactors, produces 4-times as much energy without the risk of meltdowns, and virtually no waste or exhaust of any kind.
“Enabling the exclusive use of clean energy will be a miracle for our planet,” said Bernard Bigot, ITER director-general. He said fusion, alongside renewable energy, would allow transport, buildings, and industry to run on electricity.
How complex is this? The ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) requires millions of different components assembled over 5 years to create a reactor weighing over 23,000 tons. Required for atomic fusion to be achieved, 3,000 tons of super-heavy magnets, some weighing more than a passenger aircraft, will be linked together with 124 miles (200 kilometers) of superconducting cables.
President Macron believes that when so many countries contribute their best scientists and expertise for the common good, it is “the proof that what unites people and nations is stronger than what divides them.” ‘First Plasma’ is scheduled for December 2025, which will mark the official start of ITER’s operation, with first power to be generated ten years later.
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