10/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/13/2021 14:55
As part of Assystem's efforts to support the global energy transition, it has commissioned the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to produce acomprehensive new analysis of fusion's potential as a source of abundant low carbon power.
Fusion Energy: A global effort - a UK opportunity examines the current state and future prospects of fusion energy, including:
As a committed partner in the development of low-carbon technologies, Assystem has commissioned this report to highlight the current opportunity for progress in the commercialisation of fusion energy.
Realising commercial fusion would help to meet global energy demand for low-carbon power, acting as a stable anchor in energy systems comprised of renewables. Fusion can also be a source for hydrogen production and other new fuels/energy stores for industry and transportation.
Assystem has been actively involved in international fusion energy projects since 2005, when it became Architect Engineer of ITER. Now, as major experiments have successfully stimulated the establishment of a private fusion sector, Assystem is convinced that a future powered by fusion is within reach.
Christian Jeanneau, Senior Vice-President - Nuclear, Assystem said: "Fusion has the potential to provide abundant, low-carbon energy to the world. It will contribute to climate change mitigation, it will provide careers for our children and grandchildren, it will make electricity and heat more accessible, and of course it will be clean and sustainable."