Tuesday, September 6, 2016
ORNL in the News

Tour de France Champion Greg LeMond Signs Groundbreaking Carbon Fiber Agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory

(Business Wire) Three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond is partnering with carbon fiber manufacturing pioneer Connie Jackson and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to bring the most significant development in carbon fiber production in over 50 years to the global markets...8/29

DOE's BENEFIT Initiative Seeks Low-Cost Building Sensors

(RFID Journal) ORNL is designing an active 433 MHz solution with sensors and RFID tags built into a single device powered by rechargeable batteries and indoor photovoltaic energy harvesting, says Teja Kuruganti, the lab's senior R&D staff member...n.d.

Rare Earth MagnetORNL licenses rare earth magnet recycling process

(PhysOrg) The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Momentum Technologies have signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement for an ORNL process designed to recover rare earth magnets from used computer hard drives. The patent-pending process developed as part of DOE's Critical Materials Institute is designed to economically recover large amounts of magnets made using neodymium...9/2

Science and Technology

Planetary Smash-upEarth's carbon points to planetary smashup

(Science Daily) Research by Rice University Earth scientists suggests that virtually all of Earth's life-giving carbon could have come from a collision about 4.4 billion years ago between Earth and an embryonic planet similar to Mercury...9/5

 

Energy and Science Policy

In Wake of NEON Turmoil, NSF Rethinking Its Approach to Large Facility Management

(AIP) This week, the National Science Foundation issued a progress update on facility management reforms that were spurred by deficiencies revealed through turmoil at the National Ecological Observatory Network...9/1

DOE

Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

(Energy.gov) At the Energy Exchange 2016 earlier this month, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced the winner of the FEMP JUMP technology challenge to identify underutilized new or recently commercialized building technology solutions. JUMP is a BTO-funded online crowdsourcing platform launched by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2015....9/1

sunpower PanelsOBAMA LEGACY: Quiet but big changes in energy, pollution

(Chicago Daily Herald/AP) Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama's presidency, slicing the nation's output of polluting gases that are warming Earth...9/4

Historic Achievement at Oak Ridge is the Model for Successfully Cleaning Up Dept. of Energy Sites

(Politicalnews.me) U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) praised the Department of Energy (DOE), the contractors and the local community for the completion of the decade-long Vision 2016 project. "Oak Ridge is the model of how successful cleanup should be done, and the completion of Vision 2016 is the most recent example," Alexander said...9/4

Local and State

Haslam to call special session to save $60M in highway funds

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he'll call a special legislative session to try to fix the state's drunken driving law and prevent the loss of $60 million in federal highway funds. The move Friday comes after the U.S. Transportation Department determined state law doesn't comply with a federal "zero tolerance" drunken driving statute....9/2