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Y-12’s Technology Transfer Office Provides Unique Experience for UT Law Students

For the past several years, the Technology Transfer Office has partnered with the University of Tennessee College of Law to give law students a unique opportunity to work with Y-12. The partnership is twofold — to help UT law students gain useful experience working in government contracting and intellectual property and to enhance the work of the Technology Transfer Office.

UCOR’s FY2021 Annual Report

UCOR’s decade of performance is built on partnerships that serve as a model for the entire DOE complex. These partnerships with OREM, elected officials, appropriators, labor unions, regulators, educational institutions, the community, and others form the foundation for safe and successful environmental cleanup on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

10 Big Wins for Nuclear Energy in 2021

2021 was a BIG year for nuclear energy as the nation continues to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Energy use is back on the rise and the global appetite for cleaner energy is higher than ever before.

Mullis Hits Ground Running with Intergovernmental Groups

New EM senior leader Jay Mullis shared the cleanup program’s priorities and strategic vision in addressing two key stakeholder groups recently. On Nov. 16, Mullis met with regulators from the National Governors Association’s Federal Facilities Task Force and on Nov. 17, Mullis conferred with DOE’s State and Tribal Government Working Group (STGWG).

DOE Establishes New Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

DOE announced the establishment of the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, a new DOE office that will help deliver on President Biden’s bold climate agenda, create new, good-paying jobs for American families and workers, and reduce pollution while benefitting disadvantaged communities.  President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides more than $20 billion to establish the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations and support clean energy technology demonstration projects in areas including clean hydrogen, carbon capture, grid-scale energy storage, small modular reactors, and more.

Hubbard named Deputy for Science and Technology at ORNL

DOE’s ORNL. Her appointment is effective March 1, 2022. Hubbard joins ORNL from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she most recently served as associate laboratory director of Berkeley Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, leading efforts to find solutions to sustainably meet the water, energy, critical mineral, environmental quality and food needs of a growing population.

Milestone Purchase Marks First-of-its-Kind Acquisition for NNSA

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) completed its acquisition of the LeMond Carbon Facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, near the Y-12 National Security Complex on December 15. The acquisition marks NNSA’s successful conclusion of a first-ever Option to Purchase Agreement, which gives NNSA the opportunity to obtain flexible production development space.