# Massive production of antimatter in industry

Would the massive (industrial) production of antimatter be possible?

I am speaking of tons of antimatter, not only nanograms.

I am speaking of an industrial process similar to the production of massive pills or chemical compounds for human use.

• And how would you safely store these tons of antimatter? 1 gram of antimatter together with 1 gram of matter would already release the energy of an atomic bomb. Jan 18, 2020 at 21:48
• It's not prohibited by the laws of physics. But unless you have a practical way to harness the energy from matter + antimatter annihilation what's the point of storing energy as antimatter? Jan 19, 2020 at 9:43

No. The earth's energy consumption of about $$20~\rm PWh$$, if somehow put solely into pair production of antimatter and matter with perfect efficiency, would produce not even half a ton of antimatter in a year. With more realistic efficiencies, the quantity is much, much less.