It is a nuclear powered ship.
China is making a series of advances absolutely amazing in the history of both his country and the entire planet. His plans to launch a missile against the Moon are technologically avant-garde, but the question does not stop there, since the Asian Giant has many more proposals to surprise technologically.
One of them is aimed at achieving a milestone that many countries are setting: achieving zero emissions to stop climate change that is already being felt today. with devastating effects in some parts of the world. Among them China and its desertification which has forced them to plant a Great Green Wall.
To do this, they make great inventions in favor of renewable energy, such as the largest windmill in the world or the one we are going to discuss next: a cargo ship of gigantic dimensions propelled by a nuclear engine.
A nuclear engine to power this marine giant
According to the China Daily newspaper, the country has unveiled a new conceptual design of what could be the largest container ship in the worlda gigantic freighter that will have inside one of the largest nuclear engines in the world.
Nuclear propulsion is used in other types of vessels, such as submarines. But the same does not happen with freighters that until now continue to use methods really polluting. In the case of this gigantic cargo ship, nuclear propulsion would allow it to propel itself through the seas carrying a gigantic amount of 24,000 containers on its back. This, according to China Daily would translate as 1 billion iPhone cases.
Furthermore, it is a clean energy and will leave very little residueso China is trying to send a very clear message: they want to reach zero emissions very soon.
The world has not opted for nuclear energy because of the dangers it could entail. However, in this case the truth is that they suggest that it would be incredibly safe, something worth celebrating. In the world today there is only one other nuclear freighterbuilt by the Soviet Union in 1988 and in service since then, although now under the flag of the Russian Federation.
To sum it all up in a series of key points:
- At the moment it is only a concept, so it may never come to fruition.
- It could carry 24,000 containers on its back, which translates into a gigantic volume of goods.
- The goal is to find an energy source clean enough that it can be used without abusive pollution in the future.
- The nuclear reactors that will be incorporated will push the boat resisting high temperatures and achieving great energy efficiency.
- It wouldn’t have much radioactive waste and wouldn’t need solid fuel.
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