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ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can all be together again on Friday mornings.
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Travis Howerton

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

C2 Labs

(and one of ETEC's Postma Medal recipients!)

Friday, April 16, 2021

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (EDT)

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*Note* This link is good for Friday mornings until the end of June. Feel free to register for future meetings.

We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform in its normal format. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

Want to Bring A Guest?

Members are always welcome to bring a guest to the ETEC meeting on Friday mornings, even when we are meeting virtually. If you want to introduce a guest to the group gathered online, email Tracy and she will put you on the meeting agenda. Or, fill out the online form here.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

April 23 - Board of Directors Meeting
April 30 - NEI's Nuclear Matters
May 7 - Alan Hill, AT&T Tennessee

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Retirement Planning Services for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in April.
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Regional Events

Apr 15 - Senate Hearing: Examine Role of DOE & Energy Innovation in American Economic Competitiveness
Apr 15 - Techstars: Sustainability Virtual Summit
Apr 15 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Apr 20 - UT CIS/PTAC: 2021 TN Manufacturers Conference
Apr 20 - LaunchTN: SBIR Q&A with NSF Program Director Peter Atherton
Apr 28 - Oak Ridge Small Business Diversity Summit
Apr 28 - TSBDC: Doing Business on Facebook
May 24-27 - DOE ARPA-E 2021 Virtual Summit
June 2-3 - 2021 TVC National Summit


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Major Project Begins at Y-12 to Shrink High-Security Footprint

National Nuclear Security Administration and Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, officials broke ground on the West End Protected Area Reduction project (WEPAR) at Y-12 National Security Complex, which, when completed, will reduce the size of the high-security protected area on the site by approximately 50%.

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Updated EM Strategic Vision Outlines Coming Decade of Achievements

DOE's Office of Environmental Management released its Strategic Vision 2021-2031, a blueprint to the program’s anticipated accomplishments over the next decade. The Strategic Vision outlines goals for 2021-2031, focused on safety, environmental cleanup priorities, innovation, and improved performance.

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Isotek Systems Strengthens Partnership to Advance Cancer Treatment Research

SNC-Lavalin's Isotek Systems, LLC announced its sales agreement with TerraPower, LLC has been expanded to further refine thorium (Th-229). This aids cancer treatment research by delivering an enhanced purified product. This project saves over $90 million taxpayer dollars.

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UT Recognized for Technologies that Protect Lives from COVID-19

The University of Tennessee has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, from the N95 mask technology to developing systems to quickly and safely screen vaccines, as used by Moderna and Pfizer. These contributions were recognized by AUTM’s Better World Project, which named the University of Tennessee Research Foundation as its 2020 Legend Award honoree.

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Smart Manufacturing names IACMI CEO John Hopkins Trailblazer in Manufacturing Transformation

John Hopkins, the chief executive officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI-The Composites Institute, has earned a spot on Smart Manufacturing magazine’s “25 Leaders Transforming Manufacturing” list.

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New Tech Mines Old Batteries to Find Critical Ingredients for Electric Vehicles

Recycling batteries is time-consuming and involves dangerous chemicals. This new process could make it easier—and reduce the amount of mining required to fuel the clean energy economy. Nth Cycle, the maker of this recycling technology has secured $3.2M in funding from investors led by climate tech venture capital firm Clean Energy Ventures.

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Secretary Granholm on the FY22 Discretionary Funding Request

The Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress priorities for Fiscal Year 2022 discretionary spending. The funding request of $46.1B details major investments in key DOE efforts to research, develop, and deploy clean energy technologies.

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Nuclear Power Is 'Appropriate and Safe'

Experts in the EU have completed a draft declaring nuclear power a green investment, fully meeting the standards as a sustainable energy source. Further scrutiny from two committees will continue for roughly three months before the E.U. Commission arrives at an ultimate decision on nuclear power.

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Public notice: Draft EA for Y-12 Development Organization at Horizon Center

DOE NNSA announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment, which analyzes the potential impacts of conducting most of the Y-12 Development Organization operations in a modern offsite facility approximately 9.5 miles west of the Y-12 National Security Complex.

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