Tricia Martinez has set a high bar for herself between now and early October. “My goal is to interface with 500 companies,” the Managing Director of the new “Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator,” told the authors of the Teknovation.biz blog in an interview last week.
ORNL released information about a variety of research occurring at the Lab. The July Story Tips contains information about autonomous vehicles, fusion energy, methane production, additive manufacturing, and minimizing utility costs.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced last Thursday that it had awarded more than $30 million in federal funding, matched by more than $35 million in private sector funds, for 68 projects that will accelerate the commercialization of promising energy technologies – ranging from clean energy and advanced manufacturing to building efficiency and next-generation materials.
Harnessing the energy powering our life-giving sun so as to produce abundant carbon-free electricity “is one of the most significant engineering challenges in this century,” said David Rasmussen, leader for the technical integration of the US ITER Project contributions to the international ITER fusion energy project being built in France.
The Biden administration is requesting a 6% budget increase for the Department of Energy Office of Science, even as the office shoulders an increasing cost burden from its construction portfolio and expands its work on special initiatives.