The Biden Administration hopes to create a commercial nuclear fusion facility within 10 years as part of the nation’s transition to clean energy.
They aim to harness fusion as a carbon-free energy source that can power homes and businesses one day.
Fusion works by pressing hydrogen atoms into each other with such force that they combine into helium, releasing enormous amounts of energy and heat. Unlike other nuclear reactions, it doesn’t create radioactive waste. Proponents of nuclear fusion hope it could one day displace fossil fuels and other traditional energy sources. But producing carbon-free energy that powers homes and businesses from fusion is still decades away.