Alpha Gamma Hot Cell Facility (AGHCF) De-inventory Project
Solid progress continues in the de-inventory efforts of the AGHCF. Prior to the influx of EM ARRA funding in 2009, the AGHCF was at approximately 68X the HC2 threshold. Since early April 2013, after the latest 12 drum out load of RH-TRU waste from the AGHCF, the remaining radiological inventory at AGHCF stands at just over 6X HC2. During May and June, 2013 the project will continue to focus on removing the remaining fuel bearing waste (Fuel Examination Waste) from the cell. Barring any shipment disruptions, we are on target to meet the project goal of obtaining the downgrade from HC2 to HC3 by July 31, 2013. The project will continue to de-inventory the cell during FY 2014 producing additional RH-TRU waste. This waste will consist of remaining contaminated equipment and debris, much of it needing to be size reduced before visual examination and packaging.
Energy Science Building (ESB) Project
The ESB will be a flexible state-of-the-art facility consisting of laboratories, offices, interactive spaces, meeting rooms and support areas totaling 173,000 gross square feet, with an estimated cost of $95,000,000. This will be a U.S. Green Building Counsel (USGBC) LEED Gold Certified facility. It will house in excess of 200 scientists, technicians and administrative staff, dedicated to research and development of improved batteries, photovoltaics and other energy related components in energy sciences. Among its special features, it contains laboratories free of acoustics, vibration and radio frequency interference, enabling conduct of research at sub-atomic levels. The facility has been designed and co-located with buildings 222 and 223, bringing together several science groups to foster multi-disciplinary interaction, thus improved science. Scheduled for completion in 2014.
Advanced Protein Crystalization Facility (APCF) Project
The APCF will be a state-of-the-art facility consisting of Laboratories, offices and support areas, dedicated to for advanced research directed toward understanding the structure and function of proteins found in diverse biological systems. The facility will have a floor area of approximately 50,000 gross square feet, and will be a U.S. Green Building Counsel (USGBC) LEED Gold Certified, with an estimated total project cost of approximately $34,500,000. The building will be located in the 400 Area adjacent to the Advanced Photon Source (APS) Laboratory and Office Building (LOM) 435. Scheduled for completion in 2014.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Facility Project
The CHP will be an energy facility, consisting of a gas fired turbine, heat recovery boiler and a generator, which will provide approximately 150,000 pounds/hour of high pressure steam and generate approximately 6.5 MW of electricity. This facility will be located next to the existing boiler plant. Scheduled for completion in 2015.
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Upgrade, Phase-3 (ALCF-3) Project
The ALCF-3 Project will deploy a 100 - 200 PF computational resource at Argonne National Laboratory. The computing equipment shall be configured to enable significant near-term advances in computational science as part of the DOE-ASCR Leadership Computing Facility Program. To achieve this objective, the scope of this effort must address the procurement, installation, configuration, and acceptance of an advanced computing system with a data storage subsystem and the supporting facility upgrades for power and cooling. Currently at CD-0, ALCF-3 is expected to be completed in 2018.
Advanced Photon Source Upgrade (APS-U) Project
The APS-U project will involve upgrades to the APS accelerator, new insertion devices, creation of new beamlines, upgrades to existing beamlines, and development and installation of new enabling technologies. The APS-U project will provide high-energy, high-average-brilliance, short-pulse, penetrating hard x-rays in the energy range above 25 keV; nanoscale focal spots approaching 10 nm above 25 keV; time resolution approaching 2 psec; new or improved x-ray beamlines; and the technical capabilities required to fully exploit these upgraded technical components. The combination of these upgrades will provide a more intense beam at all beamline locations and provide capabilities unique among all facilities in the world. Scheduled for completion in 2020.
Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) Project
The DCS project will involve the installation of technical components that together provide synchrotron radiation research capability to dynamic compression experiments to be carried out on the sector where the DCS is built. The project entails the installation of an undulator X-ray source into the storage ring; the installation of a beamline front end into the storage ring tunnel; the installation of radiation enclosures onto the experiment hall floor at the APS; the installation of optical elements for tailoring the properties of the X-ray beam; the installation of control systems to operate the beamline components; and the construction of lab and office space to accommodate the beamline support staff and prepare experiments. The resultant facility will take full advantage of the properties of the APS to provide hard X-ray beams for dynamic compression experiments. Scheduled for completion in 2015.
Energy Innovation Center (EIC) Project
In November 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that Argonne's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) proposal — a consortium of 14 institutions including national labs, universities and private companies — was selected for a five-year, $120 million Energy Innovation Hub to develop next-generation batteries beyond lithium ion. The State of Illinois announced that it would fund a new facility, the Energy Innovation Center (EIC), to house state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities for the scientists and engineers that make up the extended JCESR team. Grant funds have been made available to cover completion of design/engineering activities as well as a portion of construction preparation costs. Design of the EIC will begin in the Summer 2013.