Nuclear Fusion: As an energy source

May 7th 2016

Who are we?

Myself and other scientists at the Green Institute have been involved in a lab concerning Nuclear Fusion as an energy source using nuclear reactors.

How does Nuclear Fusion produce energy?

Fusion is the process which powers the sun and other stars. It is called 'fusion' because the energy is produced by fusing together atoms such as hydrogen, at the extremely high pressures and temperatures which exist at the center of the sun. Nuclear Fission is another process that produces energy but instead of joining together two atoms to make one large mass nuclei, it takes a large mass nuclei and splits it into two medium sized nuclei. This also produces less energy than fusion.

Safety Precautions

  • Nuclear waste (although a lesser concern than Fission)
  • Possibility of a fuel meltdown

Economic Impacts

  • Cheaper, more efficient energy
  • No limitations
  • Would be beneficial worldwide
  • Clean Energy