Recent nuclear fusion experiment the biggest scientific breakthrough ‘of the century’
This interview was published in Sky News, 14 December 2022: Recent nuclear fusion experiment the biggest scientific breakthrough ‘of the century’
HB11 Energy’s Managing Director Warren McKenzie has discussed the latest nuclear fusion experiment conducted at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Nuclear fusion is a process that occurs inside the sun, whereby two nuclei combine to form a heavier nucleus. This reaction releases energy that can be harnessed to create electricity without contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.
The recent experiment at the San Francisco lab used lasers to hit a pellet of hydrogen and managed to produce a net energy gain for the first time in history.
“In a time where we are aware of climate change and limited resources in energy, it’s the biggest scientific breakthrough of the century,” Dr McKenzie told Sky News host Cory Bernardi.
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