Fusion energy, which promises to be clean, cheap, safe and inexhaustible, could be crucial in the energy transition. “It will arrive on time”, says Bruno Gonçalves, president of the Institute of Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion.
The possibility that the energy that reaches our homes could come from a small star built on Earth, trapped by powerful magnetic fields, was once far from science fiction. Scientists call it fusion energy, and it would be clean, cheap, using virtually infinite fuel. It is something that has been dreamed of since the second half of the 20th century. XX, but the hope is that there is still time to contribute to the fight against climate change, on the horizon in which the energy transition is planned, sometime until 2050.