Jennifer Hiller and Amrith Ramkumar of The Wall Street Journal report on a futuristic plan to make steel with nuclear fusion.
- Nucor, America’s largest steel company, is partnering with fusion energy developer Helion Energy to bring a fusion reactor to one of Nucor’s mills by 2030.
- Additionally Nucor is investing $35 million into Helion, which has also received funding from OpenAI chief executive Sam Altman.
- Nucor is also working with NuScale to deploy an SMR at one of Nucor’s steel mills.
- While fusion has not yet brought electricity to the grid the technology shows great promise to deliver reliable, carbon-free power to consumers.
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