Funding

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Alt-E Fund offers individuals the opportunity to support clean energy

By Faye Oney / April 11, 2017

Alt-E Fund, a nonprofit organization, has a goal of generating financial support to fund research in clean energy technologies. It wants to change the way energy research is funded by “harnessing the passion of millions of citizens to vote with their wallet and provide the needed funds to enable crucial research.”

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FunGLASS research center in Slovakia established with €25M, including €15M from EU’s Horizon 2020

By Eileen De Guire / March 29, 2017

The global glass community received terrific news of a €25 million investment to establish the new Centre for Functional and Surface-Functionalized Glasses (FunGLASS) in Trenčín, Slovakia.

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Resources page to help keep manufacturers informed about regulations and rules

By April Gocha / November 11, 2016

To help manufacturers stay informed, ACerS recently added a Resources for manufacturers page to ceramics.org, which provides resources related to regulations that impact the manufacturing community and beyond.

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3-D printing, clean energy, and next-gen electronics: Three materials scale-up trends to watch on National Manufacturing Day

By Stephanie Liverani / October 7, 2016

Every first Friday of October, manufacturing companies and organizations join the movement to raise awareness about U.S. manufacturing. From 3-D printing to solar to next-gen electronics, check out some of the materials manufacturing buzz we’ve been following this year.

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Video: Hybrid photovoltaic–concentrated solar power systems poised to make most out of solar energy harvesting

By April Gocha / August 31, 2016

An ARPA-E program called Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight (FOCUS) is supporting efforts to combine photovoltaic and concentrated solar power into one uber-efficient solar system.

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Video: Argonne National Lab warms up new incubator to grow energy technologies

By April Gocha / July 20, 2016

Argonne National Lab (Argonne, Ill.) is now accepting applications from intrepid entrepreneurs for its brand new and fully supportive energy incubator program, Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI).

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Centering on excellence—Morgan Advanced Materials and Penn State team up to establish new carbon science center

By April Gocha / July 19, 2016

Continuing the trend towards novel industry–academia partnerships, Morgan Advanced Materials and Pennsylvania State University recently announced they’re pairing up to form a new R&D center focused solely on advancing carbon materials.

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Testing shows that Sandia’s falling ceramic particle receiver can still take the heat

By April Gocha / June 2, 2016

Sandia National Lab has completed testing of a novel solar energy storage technique that uses ceramic particles to collect and store the intense heat generated from concentrated sunlight—and the results look promising.

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Video: Such great heights—Stratobus drone–satellite hybrid project is getting off the ground

By April Gocha / May 25, 2016

Thales Alenia Space—a French–Italian venture specializing in space communications, navigation, Earth observation, exploration, and orbital infrastructures—is developing a unique solar powered autonomous stratospheric airship.

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Video: CoorsTek investing $120M in new advanced materials R&D facility

By April Gocha / March 23, 2016

CoorsTek just announced this week that it is investing $120 million to build an advanced materials R&D facility in its headquarters city of Golden, Colo.

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