Readers of the Caithness Courier and John O’Groat Journal have given overwhelming backing to the idea of a nuclear fusion plant in the far north. If it went ahead, the development would be the world’s first commercial nuclear fusion power station. The technology is in its infancy, but involves replicating the process that powers the sun by merging atoms and turning hydrogen into helium, releasing huge amounts of energy. Highland Council is set to consider a potential bid for Dounreay to host the power plant on Thursday. The local nuclear facility is one of two sites in Scotland preparing applications to construct a multi-billion-pound prototype reactor. The Dounreay application is being made by the Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership.
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The investment bank cited Dennis Whyte, professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, who said the university’s NET SPARC project expects to achieve net energy gain from fusion by 2025 and that commercial applications for the technology “could follow in the 2030s”
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