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Group Forms to Support Proposed Oak Ridge Motorsports Park

A group has formed to support the proposed Oak Ridge Motorsports Park. They are called the Friends of the Oak Ridge Motorsports Park. This group now has an official place to access information, a Facebook page that can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/ORmotorsportspark  

UniTech Services Group Awarded B.O.A., Announces Plans to Support U.S. Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning Projects

ETEC member UniTech Services Group has announced the launch of new decommissioning support services to current and future nuclear reactor decommissioning sites in the United States. These new services will leverage the capabilities of UniTech’s Oak Ridge Service Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

DOE Announces 2020 Federal Energy and Water Director’s Award Winner – The EMPOWER Wall

The Federal Energy and Water Management Awards recognize individuals, groups, and agencies for their outstanding contributions in the areas of energy and water efficiency, resilience, and technology achievements; distributed energy; cyber security; and fleet management at federal facilities. The EMPOWER Wall demonstrates a first-of-its-kind smart wall that combines advanced manufacturing, building innovations, and power electronics. The team, including the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office, Advanced Manufacturing Office, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, collaborated to develop the wall system that functions as a cooling system for a room that helps to reduce energy use, decrease peak time energy demand, lower energy bills, utilize renewable energy, and maintain occupant comfort.

OREM on Pace for Another Big Year in 2021

DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) enters a new chapter in cleanup this year that will transform the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) and support the important missions at those sites.

UTK Filament Tower Still Winning Awards, Showcasing New Technologies

A group of students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville brought their creative know-how together to build the first coreless wound filament tower in North America, and one of the tallest examples of coreless filament winding ever constructed. The 30-foot lattice tower, which featured 3D-printed composite bases and 27 composite components, was awarded the Most Creative Application Award in Design at the American Composites Manufacturers Association Awards in 2020 and was shown at Exhibit Columbus in Columbus, Ind., at its annual fall symposium.