Singapore aims to build pool of about 100 nuclear energy experts

Singapore aims to build pool of about 100 nuclear energy experts

Singapore plans to build a pool of about 100 experts in nuclear energy over the medium to long term, according to Second Minister for Trade and Industry Tan&nbsp, See Leng, on Wednesday ( Apr 3 ). Singapore&nbsp cannot commit to a timeline or adopt a place regarding the implementation of nuclear energy, which is why no decision has been made.

Dr. Tan responded to secondary inquiries made by WP-Aljunied’s Gerald Giam, a member of Parliament, about the number of scientists working on the Singapore Nuclear Research and Safety Initiative and the number of scholarships awarded annually to help develop a network of nuclear researchers and knowledge.

Mr. Giam even inquired about whether the government is developing the needed regulatory frameworks to manage potential nuclear energy projects like nuclear fusion and nuclear.

Dr. Tan cited the government’s support for work to teach scientists and experts in both domestic and international colleges in response. &nbsp,

The National University of Singapore ( NUS)’s ( Singapore ) Nuclear Research and Safety Initiative ) has awarded 30 scholarships for postgraduate studies in fields related to nuclear science and engineering over the past ten years. Additionally, it has a network of about 40 experts with interests in radiobiology, radiochemistry, and nuclear protection.

” We want to build up a pool of about 100 experts in the medium to longer run,” Dr. Tan said. &nbsp,

On nuclear fusion, the minister acknowledged that there is” a lot of excitement” in the fusion space. The online electricity insight needed to create that nuclear fusion reaction has far exceeded the power output that we can harness, he continued, adding that, to date, and on a green basis.

The most recent technique that many nations have created is based on the tokamak, an experimental device used to create a nuclear fusion reaction. This in turn generates heat, which is used to power turbines to generate energy, and heat water.

However, Dr. Tan claimed that the tech is still in development and that the exact project has not yet been realized. He added that Singaporean scientists have also been sent to the United States to analyze how the systems may develop. &nbsp,

” For nuclear fusion, to answer the question, I think it’s still quite budding, and we are probably at least a generation away”.

However, the government is watching the room very attentively and “nothing is off the board”, added Dr Tan.

” We continue to keep our choices open to all kinds of low carbon energy, including, of course, nuclear power, both fission and fusion”.