President Obama cites ORNL nuclear research as ‘Apollo Project’ example.

SOTU-2011President Obama, in his State of the Union address Tuesday, cited work being performed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory as an example of cutting edge research aimed at solving the energy challenge. His text:

“… if they assemble teams of the best minds in their fields, and focus on the hardest problems in clean energy, we’ll fund the Apollo Projects of our time. At the California Institute of Technology, they’re developing a way to turn sunlight and water into fuel for our cars. At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, they’re using supercomputers to get a lot more power out of our nuclear facilities. With more research and incentives, we can break our dependence on oil with biofuels, and become the first country to have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.”

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Source: Bill Cabage |Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Photo: The White House