The European Space Agency (ESA) has allocated finances to create batteries that will run on nuclear waste. They will be used in spacecraft for space research, according to Neural.

In particular, the new technology will make it possible to work where there is either no access to solar energy at all, or it is very limited. In particular, we are talking about the dark side of the moon.

According to experts from ESA, americium, a radioactive element formed as a decay product of plutonium, can be used in batteries.

Currently, the batteries are powered by plutonium-238, the production of which is very expensive. Its main supplier is Russia.

ESA has allocated 29 million euros for the development of batteries in americia.

Recall that an international group of researchers presented a unique battery with a sodium-sulfur electrolyte. It is cheap, effective and environmentally friendly.