President Obama: ORNL Nuclear Research an 'Apollo Project' example

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In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama cited work being performed at ORNL as an example of cutting edge research aimed at solving the energy challenge.

If they assemble teams of the best minds in their fields, and focus on the hardest problems in clean energy, we’ll fund the Apollo Projects of our time. At the California Institute of Technology, they’re developing a way to turn sunlight and water into fuel for our cars. At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, they’re using supercomputers to get a lot more power out of our nuclear facilities. With more research and incentives, we can break our dependence on oil with biofuels, and become the first country to have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.”


In this video, ORNL’s Tom Evans discusses how the code DENOVO is being used on Jaguar for multi-scale nuclear energy applications. For more information, check out the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors.


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