Fusion energy is a type of nuclear energy that is produced by fusing atomic nuclei. Unlike traditional nuclear energy, which is obtained by splitting atomic nuclei, fusion is a cleaner and safer source of energy because it does not produce radioactive waste and minimizes the risk of accidents such as those at Chernobyl or Fukushima.
Fusion energy is created by the combination of hydrogen atoms bonding under high pressure and temperature to form helium atoms. This process releases enormous amounts of energy that can be used to generate electricity.
One of the greatest potentials of fusion energy lies in its sustainability. Because it is based on hydrogen, which occurs in unlimited quantities on Earth, it is an inexhaustible source of energy. In addition, it does not produce any greenhouse gases or other pollutants that contribute to global warming.
Fusion energy is currently still in the development phase and there are many challenges that need to be overcome before it can be used as an alternative energy source. One of the biggest challenges is building facilities capable of generating the high temperatures and pressure necessary for fusion. Nevertheless, there is a lot of progress in this area and there are high hopes that fusion energy will play an important role in energy supply in the future.