Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The European Union has allocated more than five and a half billion to build a thermonuclear reactor


The European Commission expects to receive the first results of the project in December 2025, and plans to bring it to full capacity by 2035.

This was reported by the press service of the European Council.

“The Council of the EU today adopted a decision that ensures the continuation of European funding for this project (ITER) under the Multiannual Financial Perspective (MFF) for 2021-2027. The European contribution to the project for 2021-2027 is set at 5.61 billion euros in current prices, ”the agency summed up.

It is noted that the decision of the EU Council will enter into force immediately after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

In addition, the forecast of the European Commission states that the first achievements in the production of energy through plasma will be achieved in December 2025, and the project should reach full capacity by 2035. Fusion is not expected to become a source for commercial energy production, at least until 2050.

The ITER agreement was reportedly concluded in November 2006 with the participation of the European Euratom Agency, the United States, Russia, Japan, China, South Korea and India. Euratom plays a key role in the project.

As a result of thermonuclear research, they plan to make the “energy of the stars” available on Earth by reacting the synthesis of hydrogen nuclei. Thermonuclear energy is almost inexhaustible (after all, fuel is the most common element in the universe), and its production does not produce carbon dioxide, methane, or long-lived radioactive waste. Unlike “traditional” nuclear energy, a thermonuclear reactor has a so-called internal safety, because the chain reaction inherent in fission reactors is impossible here.

We will remind, in our galaxy found a giant cloud of cold gas.

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