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Tri-Cities Tech Business Update

This monthly e-mailed update contains news, opportunities, upcoming events, and other information about Mid-Columbia tech businesses and the organizations that support them. Visit the EDO Home page to subscribe to this Newsletter. Browse the archives for back issues.

November 2009 Issue

  • PNNL dedicates new facilities
    The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has opened new facilities that will enable discoveries in biological, computational and subsurface science and developments in bioenergy, carbon sequestration and homeland security. more...
  • PNNL researcher wins Homeland Security Award
    Jim Thomas, a chief scientist and Laboratory Fellow at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, was recognized with the prestigious Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation 2009 Homeland Security Award for his work creating computerized visual analytics technology that can be used to predict and prevent acts of terrorism or other catastrophic events. more...
  • Carbon capture shows major potential in China
    Carbon dioxide capture and storage technologies could represent a cost-effective, viable option to help China continue to meet its growing energy demands while also delivering deep and sustained reductions in industrial greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. more...
  • DOE funds CO2 project
    A partnership between researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Boise White Paper LLC, and Fluor Corporation to demonstrate geologic carbon dioxide storage in deep flood basalt formations in Washington will receive $500,000 from DOE. more...

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Tri-Cities Tech Business Update is published by the Economic Development Office at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Each month, we send you an e-mail message, giving you the link of news, tips, awards, upcoming events, and other information about local technology-based businesses and organizations that support them. With business and community partners, our goal is to build and diversify the Tri-Cities economy—adding skilled jobs in primary-sector industries that bring in outside dollars. Currently, more than 1,100 tech-related businesses, investors, and economic development stakeholders subscribe to the newsletter, mostly in the Mid-Columbia area and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. This newsletter (RL-P00-009) supports PNSO's vision for the future of the Hanford Site and surrounding area through the creation of research opportunities, new industries, and new business clusters.


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