Greater Middle East (bbabo.net), - In 50 years or more, the world may have fusion technology and create a "man-made sun". Such a forecast for the development of global nuclear energy was given by the head of Rosatom Alexei Likhachev at the XII international forum Atomexpo.
“In the next 10-15 years, along with the replication of generation 3+ power units, small nuclear generation will be developed. Then, until the mid-2050s, the issue of transition to a two-component nuclear power industry will be resolved - the simultaneous operation of thermal and fast reactors with a closed nuclear fuel cycle. If we talk about the long term, 50 years or more, then we rely on thermonuclear fusion technologies. I am sure that humanity will receive a unique source of energy, the “man-made sun,” which will contribute to sustainable economic development and improve the quality of life for millions of people,” said the head of the state corporation.
According to the general director of Rosatom, now the state corporation is building 23 power units abroad - in eight countries. There are already relevant intergovernmental agreements on 34 blocks.
“The main point of growth in the next 20-30 years will be the newcomer countries of the “nuclear club”, who want to bet on low-carbon sources. These are Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia. These include African countries that have concluded the first agreements with Rosatom and are already considering the outlines of future projects,” said Alexei Likhachev.