Fusion reactors energy production likely by 2014

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Kakinada, Oct 1 (UNI) Atomic energy generation through fusion reactors, the latest technology replacing the age old fission technology reactors is likely to come into commercial production in India by 2014.

Disclosing this to mediapersons here today, Prof J S Rao, the doyen in fusion technology and credited with accomplishing the design of Tritium fuel breeding module for 500 MW fusion reactors said though Fusion technology had come into being two decades ago, it was yet to attain fruition in India.

Referrring to the atomicenergy cooperation accord signed by both India and France and the nuclear deal being finalised with the nuclear fuel suppyling nations, Prof Rao said it was high time that our universities should gear up their energies and prepare for producing the human resources required for the atomic energy centres.

He said Altair India limited headed by him as the Chief science officer would collaborame with the JNTU in the interest of advancement of science and technology. It would set up a centre of excellence in JNTU for advanced design in aerospace, energy both conventional, non-conventional and renewable energy sources.

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