Updated EM Strategic Vision Outlines Coming Decade of Achievements

The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management today released its Strategic Vision 2021-2031, a blueprint to the program’s anticipated accomplishments over the next decade that will protect the public and environment.  The Strategic Vision outlines goals for 2021-2031, focused on safety, environmental cleanup priorities, innovation, and improved performance.

Atkins Nuclear Secured’s Isotek Systems Strengthens Partnership to Advance Cancer Treatment Research

SNC-Lavalin's Isotek Systems, LLC (Isotek) business is pleased to announce that its sales agreement with nuclear innovation company TerraPower, LLC has been expanded to further refine thorium (Th-229). The new agreement will further aid the nuclear innovator in its cancer treatment research by delivering an enhanced purified product and add to the over $90 million taxpayer dollars saved under this innovative public-private partnership.

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.

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 recently recognized by AUTM’s Better World Project, which named the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) as its 2020 Legend Award honoree and spotlighted its work on Gene Pool Innovations for its role in moving academic research from the lab to the marketplace.

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 Manufacturingmagazine’s “25 Leaders Transforming Manufacturing” list, the publication announced April 5.