July 27th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
The Rare Earth Extraction Facility, recently opened at West Virginia University, is developing a process to extract rare earth materials from acid mine drainage. The new facility could help lessen U.S. dependence on REE imports as well as boost the West Virginia economy.
June 29th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Kyocera receives Japan's “Prize of the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry,” Buehler celebrates 20 consecutive years of ISO certification, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for June 29, 2018.
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.