Australian and Chinese researchers will embark on a joint research on the Holy Grail of energy research—nuclear fusion.
AsianScientist (Apr. 24, 2017) – The University of South China (USC) and the Australian National University (ANU) have signed a memorandum of understanding on fusion energy research, with the prospect of Australia providing China with its first plasma stellarator device.
Energy pundits see nuclear fusion—which powers our sun and all stars in the Universe—as the Holy Grail; it has the potential to provide sustainable, zero-emission and relatively cheap power to grids.
The MoU was signed by Professor Wang Hanqing, Chairman of the Council of USC and Professor Gong Xueyu, leader of the fusion program at USC. Dr. Cormac Corr, Director of the Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility at ANU, said the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with USC was an important step towards developing a future energy source for the world.
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