Clean energy using laser based nuclear fusion technology
What is the Challenge?
The challenge facing the world today involves meeting increasing energy demands, particularly from emerging economies, while pursuing a decarbonized society. This is underscored by projections of a significant rise in global energy consumption and the pressing need to reduce CO2 emissions. What if there was a way to harness clean energy technologies to create a stable and sustainable energy supply?
What is the Solution?
EX-Fusion is at the forefront of addressing energy challenges with a two-pronged strategy. Their primary focus is on the practical application of fusion energy. Fusion energy generates power by combining atomic nuclei, producing minimal waste and no greenhouse gasses. By harnessing nuclear fusion reactions, they are developing a clean, CO2-free energy source. This innovative approach utilizes the abundant resources found in seawater, producing only helium and neutrons without any greenhouse gas emissions. Unlike traditional renewable sources such as solar and wind power, fusion energy provides a more stable and significant power supply, offering a reliable alternative to fossil fuels.
In addition to their work in fusion energy, EX-Fusion is also pioneering the laser fusion method. This technique is particularly adept at handling power load fluctuations. With the implementation of high-output, high-repetition laser technology, alongside continuous target supply equipment and advanced optical control technology, EX-Fusion is on the path to developing the world's first commercial laser fusion reactor. This work goes beyond mere energy production; it represents a commitment to driving technological innovation and industrial growth, particularly in Japan, thereby contributing significantly to the transition towards a decarbonized, sustainable global society.