Google and Chevron invest in nuclear fusion startup that’s raised $1.2 billion

Por • 20 jul, 2022 • Sección: Opinion

Catherine Clifford

PUBLISHED TUE, JUL 19 20221:57 PM EDTUPDATED 5 HOURS AGO

Google and Chevron are part of a $250 million funding raise announced Tuesday for TAE Technologies, a nuclear fusion startup with an unconventional strategy that has now raised a total of $1.2 billion.

Nuclear fusion is often referred to as the holy grail of clean energy because of its promise of generating nearly unlimited emission-free energy without the equivalent harmful, long-lasting radioactive waste that nuclear fission produces.

Nuclear fission is the process by way conventional nuclear power plants generate energy in which a larger atom is split into two smaller atoms, thereby releasing energy. Nuclear fusion reverses that process, with energy produced when two larger atoms slam together to form one larger atom.

Fusion is the elemental process that powers stars and the sun, but has proven fiendishly difficult to sustain in a controlled reaction on Earth, despite decades of effort. Sigue en…

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/19/google-chevron-invest-in-fusion-startup-tae-technologies.html

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