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Canada’s Hudson Resources seeks rare earth project partner to capitalize on trade war

Canadian Hudson Resources is in talks with several parties about potentially partnering on its Sarfartoq rare earth mining project in Greenland, which holds neodymium and praseodymium deposits, to take advantage of demand stemming from trade tensions between U.S. and China.

Deltech Furnaces receives SBA award

The Small Business Administration named Deltech Furnaces Colorado and Region VIII Exporter of the Year. Deltech’s president Mary Stevenson credits the assistance received from state and national programs as critical to increasing export sales.

k-Space ships custom in-line metrology to glass manufacturer of green technology

k-Space Associates, Inc. announced shipment of multiple process control systems that measure color consistency during the production of dynamic glass. This installation is the first of many to a North American manufacturer.

1000 MWh renewable energy storage project in Utah announced

A planned partnership between Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Magnum Development will use a combination of renewable hydrogen, compressed air storage, large-scale flow batteries, and solid oxide fuel cells to store just under 1,000 megawatt-hours of energy from solar power plants and wind power installations in Utah.

Australia, Malaysia to meet over rare earths on June 20

Australian and Malaysian government officials are due to meet later this month and the plan for Lynas Corp’s controversial rare earths waste storage in Malaysia is likely to be at top of the agenda. Malaysia’s energy ministry wants to discuss ways to manage the radioactive waste from the rare earth processing plant, including its removal.

Two Corning radiation-shielding glass products now registered with FDA

Corning Incorporated announced that two of its products—Corning® Med-X® Glass and Corning® Med-Gamma® Glass—are now registered as compliant with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations.

New partnership expands research into rechargeable battery systems

The Next-Generation Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies Lab and Malvern Panalytical announced an energy research partnership to identify solid-state materials for batteries by determining their internal structure, composition, and phase while in use.

Dalmia Seven inaugurates ‘first-of-its-kind’ monolithics production line in India

Dalmia Seven (a JV between Dalmia Bharat Group and Seven Refractories of Europe) inaugurated a new monolithics production line at its Katni, Madhya Pradesh manufacturing plant. The new production line is “first-of-its-kind” in India and equipped to manufacture a range of monolithic products.

How PV is changing the world of energy

A recent paper by the Global Alliance for Solar Energy Research Institute says cost reductions and expansion of production capacity throughout world has opened completely new possibilities for photovoltaics in recent years. 500 GW of solar had already been installed worldwide by end of last year, and 10 TW globally is expected by 2030.

Kyocera and BYD Japan to collaborate on integrated energy system for electric vehicles

Kyocera Corporation and BYD Japan Co., Ltd. announced a joint project to develop an integrated renewable supply-demand energy system for EVs. Kyocera will develop an energy charge management system to optimally control supply-demand balance between energy production and consumption while BYD will supply two models of electric buses.

Geomega aims to be first Canadian rare earth recycler

Geomega Resources is improving its proprietary ISR technology as it moves closer to being Canada’s first rare earth elements recycler and the only one outside China. The company operates a pilot plant and has made several optimizations recently.

Dow to highlight innovation for smarter glass designs at GPD 2019

Dow will showcase silicone innovation and a range of complementary technologies designed to further enhance integrity, system performance, and life cycle of glass facades during Glass Performance Days, from June 26 to 28 in Tampere, Finland.

Schott AG to acquire Australian microfluidic expert Minifab

Schott AG, a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics, entered a purchase agreement to acquire Australian microfluidic company Minifab Pty Ltd. This agreement will allow both partners to significantly enhance their portfolios in the diagnostics market.

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover won’t need China’s rare earths for their new electric engines

Jaguar Land Rover has joined forces with BMW to make electric motors that do not require rare earths, minerals that could be the next front in the US-China trade war. The German carmaker will work with Jaguar Land Rover to develop electric vehicle technology in Munich.

ExxonMobil partnership will support national lab research for future energy solutions

A new $100 million agreement between ExxonMobil, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and other U.S. Department of Energy national labs will focus on developing transformative advanced energy technologies with a focus on reducing emissions.

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