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Oak Ridge National Lab to open Chattanooga office

TAEBC Charter member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced during the Southeast Regional Innovation Energy Workshop held in Chattanooga earlier this week that they will soon open an office in downtown Chattanooga. TAEBC moderated a panel discussion during the workshop, which in addition to ORNL, was also sponsored by TAEBC Charter member, The University of Tennessee.
According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, ORNL is readying an office at EPB, where researchers from the lab have been studying the city-owned utility's pioneering smart grid and fiber optic system.
ORNL Director Thom Mason told the Times Free Press the first staffers will be those already working with EPB on the smart grid.

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MEMBER NEWS             

Oak Ridge National Lab exclusively licenses carbon fiber processing inventions to RMX Technologies

TAEBC Charter member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Knoxville-based RMX Technologies have signed an exclusive licensing agreement for a new technology that dramatically reduces the time and energy needed in the production of carbon fiber. Read more here.

TDEC hosts 2016 Sustainable Transportation Awards and Forum

TAEBC member the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation hosted a two-day forum featuring 20 alternative fuel vehicles in May. The forum was held in Chattanooga. Find out more here.

First Energy Connect event a success; check TAEBC calendar for upcoming events

TAEBC’s first member-sponsored Energy Connect event was well-attended in Nashville last week at TAEBC member Bradley. Members heard an energizing discussion on the advanced energy economy from TVA’s John Bradley. Stay up to date on future events by checking out the TAEBC event calendar.

Athens wins TDEC Award

The City of Athens was named one of the 2016 winners of TAEBC member, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s 2016 Sustainable Awards. Read the full story here.


Energy Department launches five new solar ready vets training locations, announces $10M for national solar training programs

The US. Department of Energy announced five additional military bases will join Solar Ready Vets, a solar jobs training program that prepares service members for careers in the solar industry when they leave active duty. The Department is also awarding $10 million to 10 new projects through its Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) funding program. Read more here.

Nissan Motors & Nissan Arc roll EV battery tech forward

A new atomic analysis methodology — one that will likely allow for the increasing of lithium-ion battery performance — has been developed by researchers at Nissan Motor Company and Nissan Arc. Read the full story here.

DOE announces $10M for innovative bioenergy research and development

The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $10 million in funding for six projects representing innovative technologies and solutions to advance bioenergy development. This funding will also support the development of a more robust bioeconomy, which can create green jobs, spur innovation, improve the environment, and achieve national energy security. Read more here.

Municipal solar and microgrids: a PV market outlook

Small cities and towns are prime off takers for solar power and solar developers are hoping to delve further into that market in 2016. Read the full story here.

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