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Friday Program - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can all be together again on Friday mornings.
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ORNL Virtual Tour

Friday, December 4, 2020

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

ETEC Annual Member Business Meeting
The membership will vote on the 2021
ETEC Officers and Board Members.

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 our virtual Friday mornings! If you want to introduce a guest to the group, email Tracy or, fill out the online form here.

Lets Network!

Make plans to network after the meeting on Friday from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. If you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your device, you can choose your own Breakout room. We will have the normal options open as well. Make plans for the meeting after the meeting!
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to IIA Technologies for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in January.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

December 11 - No Friday Morning meeting, but come have virtual 'lunch' with us! (See below)
December 18 - No ETEC, Happy Holidays!
December 25 - No ETEC, Merry Christmas!
January 1 - No ETEC, Happy New Year!

Regional Events

Jan 26 - 2021 TN Procurement Opportunities Conference


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TVA / Framatome to Load 3D-Printed Fuel Assembly Bracket in Commercial Reactor

TVA will load four new 3D-printed fuel assembly brackets at its Browns Ferry nuclear power plant next spring. The components were recently manufactured at ORNL in a joint project with TVA and Framatome, as part of the Transformational Challenge Reactor program.
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NASA’s Plutonium Tours U.S. Before Heading to Mars

The plutonium-238 that powers NASA’s rovers on Mars crisscrosses the U.S. on a tour of national labs. DOE officials outlined the path and process of manufacturing the Pu-238 for the Perseverance Rover that launched in July and is already about two-thirds of the way to the Red Planet.
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EM Employs Drone Technology for Safer Inspections

In October, OREM used a drone to conduct visual inspections inside and outside ORNL's 3039 stack. The chimney-like structure, built in 1950, requires periodic inspections to evaluate its structural integrity.
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UT Helps to Protect and Secure New Wave of Manufacturing

The University of Tennessee has joined a new institute aimed at stopping disruptions: the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a $111-million, US DOE-backed, public-private partnership led by the University of Texas at San Antonio.
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Reuse of Cleanup Equipment in Oak Ridge Saves Millions

Reuse of transport platforms — large elevator-like devices installed outside facilities that allow workers to access multiple floors — among EM cleanup projects in Oak Ridge will save nearly $3.5 million. The platforms were installed at Y-12’s Biology Complex to support deactivation activities.
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ORNL Joins Effort to Make Plastic More Recyclable

While some plastics are recyclable, only 8.4% nationally in 2017, according to the EPA, are recycled. To help address this issue, researchers at DOE's ORNL are joining the Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment, or BOTTLE, Consortium.
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More Information

PYA Announces the Ballard Innovation Award
PYA has announced the Ballard Innovation Award competition in which emerging companies can compete for a $50,000 investment of capital and in-kind services to support their emerging, innovative ideas.
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Two Senior Officials Retire from DOE's NNSA
Geoffrey Beausoleil will retire in April as the local federal official for the NNSA production office. Steve Erhart, a former policy manager in the office of the NNSA administrator, and briefly acting administrator himself in 2018, is also leaving federal service.
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EERE Announces New FY21 Topics for SBIR and Small Business Tech Transfer
EERE Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program is announcing the release of its FY 2021 SBIR/STTR Phase I topics.
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