Toward commercialization of solid-state batteries: Ion Storage Systems awarded $487,310 contract from USABC

By Greg Geiger / August 27, 2021

Solid-state batteries are a promising technology for powering the next generation of electric vehicles. Maryland-based energy startup Ion Storage Systems is helping to advance solid-state battery technology toward commercialization.

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Video: Internet service provider leverages dark fiber to deliver affordable broadband

By Lisa McDonald / August 18, 2021

More and more initiatives are being implemented to tackle the digital divide in the United States. Learn how internet service provider Flume is using the dark fiber network to close the gap in New York City.

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Preparing for contingencies helped companies grow during the pandemic

By Lisa McDonald / June 8, 2021

Last spring, ACerS’ B2B magazine Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing looked at how companies were just beginning to implement the myriad changes necessary to continue operating during a global pandemic. The new June/July 2021 issue showcases a few of the successes achieved by companies that prepared for contingencies and continued to grow during the past year.

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Video: Cryptocurrency and the need for more energy-efficient computing

By Lisa McDonald / May 19, 2021

Cryptocurrency is a hot topic among investors this past year, but its environmental impact and role in ransomware is cause for serious discussion about the future of this digital asset. Learn more about cryptocurrency and how new technologies can make mining it more energy efficient.

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Ceramics Expo Connect covers wide range of new and emerging ceramic applications

By Lisa McDonald / September 29, 2020

Ceramics Expo Connect, the virtual version of Ceramics Expo, took place Sept. 21–25, 2020. Panels, interviews, and roundtables covered a wide range of new and emerging ceramic applications across the five days.

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Ensuring business continuity in the face of COVID-19

By David Holthaus / May 29, 2020

Doing business during the COVID-19 pandemic is a constantly evolving challenge. Companies involved in the advanced ceramics supply chain are taking several steps to ensure continuity during this time.

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Video: Refractories—the hidden essential industry

By Lisa McDonald / May 13, 2020

As local and federal governments mandate which businesses and industries are essential, some governments initially overlooked the refractory industry. Learn about what makes the refractory industry essential and what some refractory companies are doing to secure the right to reopen.

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Roadmap to commercialize all-solid-state batteries

By April Gocha / April 14, 2020

In a recent review article, nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego outline a research roadmap detailing four remaining challenges to address before all-solid-state batteries can reach their commercial potential.

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Video: Coronavirus exposes the digital divide

By Lisa McDonald / April 1, 2020

The spread of the coronavirus in the United States has thrown into sharp focus the problem of digital divide—unequal access to information and communication technologies. Although recent federal and local initiatives have worked to close this divide, there is still much work to be done.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / January 3, 2020

Second rare earth exchange opens in China, US-Israel fund to invest $6M in joint clean energy projects, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for January 3, 2020.

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