Tag Archives: Department of Energy

NNSA Taps SHINE Technologies to Produce Critical Isotope in Medical Diagnosis; Jill Hruby & Greg Piefer Quoted

Wisconsin-based radioactive isotope production company, SHINE Technologies, has entered into a $35 million cooperative agreement with the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration to support the production of critical isotope, molybdenum-99 for use in diagnosing heart disease and cancer, among other medical procedures. Under the agreement, SHINE Technologies will help the …

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DOE Plans FY 2022 Atmospheric System Research Grant

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The Department of Energy is looking to award grants worth up to $14 million in fiscal year 2022 for scientific research of the interaction between aerosols and clouds. DOE said Monday it plans to hold a competition for the funding opportunity for the Atmospheric System Research program and select awardees through a peer-review process.

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NDU Foundation Adds Sharon Dunbar, 2 Other Former Defense Execs to Board

Sharon Dunbar

The National Defense University Foundation (NDU) has added Sharon Dunbar, Madelyn Creedon and Angela Ambrose, who all have national security experience, to its board of directors. Dunbar, a retired U.S. Air Force major general, is the vice president of cross-company business initiatives at General Dynamics' mission systems business, the NDU Foundation said Thursday.

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NNSA, NorthStar Sign Cooperative Agreements for Non-Uranium Isotope Production; Jill Hruby Quoted

Jill Hruby

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded NorthStar Medical Technologies a pair of cooperative agreements worth $37 million combined to help the company build reactor and electron beam accelerator systems for molybdenum-99 production. NorthStar agreed to provide matching funds that will support technologies needed for the domestic supply of Mo-99

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DOE Labs, Companies Partner for Energy Technology Commercialization Projects; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

Twelve Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories have secured more than $65 million in federal and private sector funds to help bring energy technologies to the marketplace. All 12 laboratories qualified for a TCF award after securing a commitment from their partners to match at least 50 percent of the anticipated federal funding.

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DOE Awards $61M to Nuclear Energy Tech Projects; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has chosen 99 nuclear energy-focused technology research and development projects to receive grants worth more than $61 million combined, with U.S. universities getting $58 million of the total amount. Four funded efforts will center on the development of digital tools and advanced materials to increase nuclear reactor resiliency, the department added.

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Jennifer Granholm: DOE Aims to Elevate Cybersecurity Office

Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm, secretary at the Department of Energy, told a Senate committee that DOE wants to elevate the organizational structure of its cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response (CESER) office. She said at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Tuesday that the department also looks to equip CESER with first responder platforms and intends to keep career officials in the office leadership.

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DOE Allocates $200M for Electric Vehicle Tech Development; Kelly Speakes-Backman Quoted

Kelly Speakes-Backman

The Department of Energy has unveiled a five-year, $200 million funding program to help national laboratories and external partners develop electric vehicle technologies such as battery and connected systems. DOE said Monday that its vehicle technologies office will administer the investment effort, which is still subject to appropriations and seeks to encourage partnerships with the battery manufacturing industry.

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NNSA to Extend National Security Site Operation, Management Contract With CNS Team

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The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has indicated its intent to award a potential six-month contract extension to an industry team led by Bechtel for continued management and operation work at two national security facilities in Tennessee and Texas. Located in Amarillo, Texas, the Pantex Plant hosts final assembly, dismantlement and maintenance work on U.S. nuclear weapons.

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Chris Ritter Discusses Algorithms, Data Efforts at Idaho National Lab

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The digital engineering team at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) aims to expand the capability of general artificial intelligence by using algorithms and auditable data. Chris Ritter, leader of the digital and software engineering group at INL, said his office works to curate data and transform it into a format that could present scale-up advantages.

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