A nuclear reactor that uses the same energy source as the sun is taking shape in the south of France. Sky News was given special access to the experimental plant near Marseilles. When it is switched on in seven years’ time it will fuse together hydrogen atoms, releasing immense amounts of carbon-free energy in the process. Significantly, there will not be any long-lived radioactive waste. Previous attempts at nuclear fusion have been too small to extract usable energy. But the much larger International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) should produce significantly more energy that it consumes.
Sky 15th Oct 2018 read more »
Cavendish Nuclear has announced the award of an engineering services framework contract to support research into fusion energy. The company will supply mechanical and electrical, control and instrumentation, piping, civil engineering, process and building services and robotics to various facilities run by the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Culham in Oxfordshire. Cavendish Nuclear is a subsidiary of Babcock International Group. The contract will consist of a wide range of work packages and runs for up to two years.
Energy Voice 16th Oct 2018 read more »