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New IACMI Collaboration Aims to Develop Advanced Carbon Fiber for Hydrogen, Natural Gas Storage Tanks

IACMI – The Composite Institute learned July 20 it will receive $2.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and validate technology that will reduce the cost of manufacturing high-performance carbon fiber by 25 percent to make composite natural gas or hydrogen fuel tanks to power cars and trucks.

Magnum Venus Products (MVP) Licenses ORNL Co-Developed Additive Manufacturing Technologies

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed two additive manufacturing-related technologies that aim to streamline and ramp up production processes to Knoxville-based Magnum Venus Products, Inc., a global manufacturer of fluid movement and product solutions for industrial applications in composites and adhesives.

Some Politicians Do Care About Nuclear Matters

Why don’t politicians ever talk about nuclear energy? Except for some Congresspeople firing up their bases, there is no serious political discussion about nuclear power in the mainstream media. And when there is, it’s all fear and doom, contrary to reality. But a bipartisan group of political leaders formed an organization to address just this issue. Nuclear Matters is composed of folks like former Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN), former Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), and former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner. These leaders understand first-hand the political and economic forces that shape our country and our energy needs.

DFC Lifts Legacy Prohibition on Funding Nuclear Energy Projects

Nuclear Matters applauds the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation’s (DFC) decision to lift its legacy prohibition on supporting nuclear energy projects abroad. The DFC’s decision will bolster U.S. national security, boost our economy, and help advance global clean energy goals. This landmark policy change will enable U.S. nuclear companies and exports to compete on a more level playing field against state-owned rivals from countries such as Russia and China.

NNSA Readies Solicitation for Potential $28B Nuclear Security Site Mgmt Contract

The National Nuclear Security Administration has indicated its intent to launch a full and open competition for a 10-year, $28B contract for management and operating support to two nuclear weapons facilities in Texas and  Tennessee.