Can fusion be a solution for the carbon free energy system?

Europe has set the target for being the first climate neutral continent by 2050. To be able to reach the ambitious climate targets we are facing a powerful drive for electrification, and the need for fossil free electricity will increase significantly. Can fusion energy help us in the transition to a carbon-free energy system?

IVA Konferenscenter, Grev Turegatan 16 eller
Tuesday, 9 November, 2021 17:30 - 19:00 CET

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A fusion energy system is based on the release of energy by merging light nuclei, unlike energy from fission where heavy atomic nuclei divide and release energy, which is used in today’s nuclear power plants.

The advantage of fusion energy is that it does not create long-lived radioactive waste and therefore has the potential to become a pure fossil-free power source. The challenge is that extremely high temperatures and high pressure are required. For a long time, fusion energy has been seen as a long-term solution, but now the technology is maturing.

At the seminar we will highlight and discuss the state of the technology and when it is expected to contribute with fossil free electricity.

At the seminar the following persons will participate: professor Sonja Berlijn, KTH, Associated Professor Thomas Jonsson, KTH, Professor Tünde Fülöp, Chalmers, Dr Michel Laberge, Founder and Chief Scientist General Fusion, Robert Bergqvist, VP of European Business Development and professor Pontus Johnson, Ordf. Avd II.

Contact information

Karin Byman
Director Climate, Resources and Energy
Phone +46 70-574 70 72

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