February 6th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have created a direct carbon fuel cell that operates more efficiently than other fuel cells. Their fuel cell operates at lower temperatures and has more power density than previous versions.
October 31st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A collaboration between Battelle and Rare Earth Salts is one of several DOE projects to revive rare earth production in the U.S. Researchers are working to extract rare-earth elements from coal fly ash—which could also provide a boost to the coal industry.
September 19th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Environmental concerns and decreased demand have contributed to the decline of coal as a fuel source. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is developing value-added products that may eventually revive the coal industry.
June 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Graphene electrodes for OLEDs, mantis shrimp inspires ultrastrong materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 8, 2016.
February 15th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a winning recipe for electrically conductive concrete that can gently heat up to melt away icy accumulations, yet remain safe to the touch.
February 12th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Saint-Gobain to export refractories, Tethon 3D reaches Kickstarter goal in 48 hours, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for February 12, 2016.
March 4th, 2015 | by April Gocha
Detecting thin film defects, aluminum supeatoms superconduct, extracting lithium from China's coal, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 4, 2015.
October 2nd, 2014 | by April Gocha
The latest discovery from James Tour's research group at Rice University details the development of graphene-based catalysts, born from coal, to replace more-expensive and less-efficient platinum catalysts in fuel cells of the future.