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EM Continues Progress Eliminating Risks at Y-12

EM has prepared the East Column Exchange (COLEX) equipment at Oak Ridge for demolition following deactivation work that involved retrieving mercury from the deteriorating structures to prevent a potential environmental release.

SkyNano, Knoxville Startup Named Finalist for Elon Musk’s $100M Tech Prize

Knoxville startup SkyNano has been named a finalist for Tesla founder Elon Musk’s $100 million XPRIZE Carbon Removal prize. SkyNano will find out Friday if it is one of 15 winners to take home a $1 million prize in the Milestone Award category, which recognizes the most promising concepts to pull carbon pollution out of Earth’s atmosphere.

Bonnie Carroll Honored for Long-Time Support of CCI and SIS

Bonnie Carroll may have recently retired from Information International Associates (IIA), the information and scientific data management company she founded decades ago in Oak Ridge, but the long-time supporter of the College of Communication and Information is not yet done with data or with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Local Robotics Team Wins Tournament

The Hardin Valley Robotics Team, FIRST Team 3824 HVA RoHAWKtics, just became Winners of the FIRST Robotics Smoky Mountains Regional! An alliance of Team 3824, Team 4451 Robotz Garage from Laurens, SC, and Team 4265 Secret City Wildbots from Oak Ridge, TN, worked together to sweep playoffs and qualify to compete at FIRST Championships!

NNSA Breaks Ground on Security Project at Y-12

NNSA this week held the groundbreaking of the multiyear Security Infrastructure Revitalization Program at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee. The project will replace a portion of the existing perimeter intrusion detection and assessment system, known as PIDAS, and upgrade other security features.

ORNL Turns Pollution into Fuel, Plastics, and High-End Clothes

What if you could capture pollution off a smokestack and turn it into a polyester dress, jet fuel or high-end running shoes? That’s something that Oak Ridge National Lab scientists have been working on and it’s already hitting stores. ORNL and LanzaTech, a biotechnology company, have created a synthetic bacterium that eats industrial pollution and secretes useful chemicals as waste.

ORNL Awards $100M in Contracts to Local Small and Minority-Owned Businesses

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, is pleased to announce the award of four basic ordering agreements to local small businesses valued at up to $100 million. These four small businesses were selected through a rigorous, competitive procurement process. Other small businesses can also partner with these firms, which will further increase ORNL’s small business utilization. The business named are: IT Lab Partners, LLC; Akima Infrastructure Services; GEM Technology International Corp.; and, STRATA-G, LLC.