In a release, Mason said, “This is the best way for us to build on existing ORNL collaborations in Chattanooga and to identify new opportunities. The work involving EPB (Electric Power Board of Chattanooga), the Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory illustrates the power of regional cooperation. We want to accelerate opportunities in developing clean energy technology, manufacturing and computing.”
Mason spoke at a Monday event at the Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop at the Chattanoogan hotel.
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., who helped facilitate the collaborative efforts by institutions in his congressional district, also spoke at Monday’s event.
Dan Flessner of the Chattanooga Times Free Press did an extensive report over the weekend on plans for the new office.
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