A ceremony to celebrate the official beginning of plasma-based fusion reactor ITER’s assembly was held in southern France on Tuesday with President Emmanuel Macron saying it is a promise of peace and a particular moment in history.
India’s own and first 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP) in Gujarat on Wednesday achieved its first criticality, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said.
The world’s only floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) currently – Akademik Lomonosov – built by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has supplied heat for the first time to an urban centre, although it has been producing electricity for over a month, according to the company.
Over 78 per cent of the total emissions in the Indian Himalayan region are from space heating in residential dwellings in rural areas, with 71.
Preparations are currently underway to build four new additional nuclear power reactors in the Leningrad and Smolensk regions of Russia, the state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has announced.
Indian engineering multinational Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) on Tuesday said the 1,250 ton Cryostat base, the largest section of the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor, was successfully lifted and placed into a reactor building in France.
As Covid-19 hits the fossil fuel industry, a new UN report on Wednesday showed renewable energy is more cost-effective than ever — providing an opportunity to prioritise clean energy in economic recovery packages and bring the world closer to meeting the Paris Climate Agreement goals.
The ITER project – a collaboration of 35 nations, comprising India, to prove that fusion power can be produced on a commercial scale and is sustainable — is nearing the start of assembly in France despite the challenging circumstances from the horrid coronavirus, officials announced on Wednesday.