China spends big on nuclear fusion as French plan falls behind 23 July 2015 China’s will be bigger and better (Image: David Parker/SPL) The world’s largest nuclear fusion machine, currently being built in France, is unlikely to produce more energy than it consumes until the early 2030s, warned the UK’s head of fusion research this week. That is five years later than planned – by … Read more

How China hopes to solve nuclear waste issue with hybrid fusion-fission reactor at top secret facility

South China Morning Post Stephen Chen 17 July, 2015 China’s proposed hybrid nuclear fusion-fission reactor could potentially burn nuclear waste. Photo: AFP China will build a new hybrid reactor that can burn nuclear waste via a combined fusion-fission method by 2030. This could give a potentially dramatic boost to China’s attempt to switch to more … Read more

America’s Fusion Race With China Is Heating Up, So Why Is Washington Going Cold?

The DBrief FEBRUARY 14, 2014 BY PATRICK TUCKER Researchers with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California recently announced a major step forward in pursuit of the so-called holy grail of energy: fusion. Fusion in this case refers to merging two atoms into a single, heavier atom. In bonding, excess energy from the atoms is … Read more

China is going to mine the Moon for helium-3 fusion fuel By John Hewitt on January 26, 2015 China’s Chang’e lunar probe dynasty is already having a great year. The Chang’e 3 lunar lander surpassed all expectations last week to emerge from its 14th hibernation while the Chang’e 5-T1 just completed its transfer from the Earth-Moon Lagrange Point 2 into a stable orbit around the … Read more

Nuclear fusion: an answer to China’s energy problems?

China Dialog Olivia Boyd 12.2.2013 China could lead the way to a clean and boundless energy supply – if it can ever be made to work. Scientist Steven Cowley talks to chinadialogue. A nuclear fusion display in the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Fusion could one day meet 25% of the world’s energy needs, says … Read more