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March 02, 2022 | Tom Ballard

ORNL, TVA join forces to advance decarbonization technologies from discovery through deployment

Guided by a new memorandum of understanding, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are joining forces to advance decarbonization technologies from discovery through deployment.

The collaboration that was announced this week is focused on eliminating carbon dioxide emissions in the production of U.S. electricity which is essential to achieving the federal government’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions. It’s a natural outgrowth of the expertise and priorities of both enterprises.

  • TVA, which provides electricity for 153 local power companies serving 10 million people in Tennessee and parts of six surrounding states, is actively implementing a variety of new technologies in pursuit of this goal.
  • As the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory, ORNL offers unique research and development capabilities and expertise that can further accelerate the transition to a carbon-free electricity sector.

Click here to learn more about the plans.

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