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Kyocera to validate 24M process for low-capital, cost-effective Li-ion battery manufacturing

Kyocera, a long-time partner of an investor in 24M, plans to install capacity to validate the novel 24M SemiSolid manufacturing platform for Li-ion batteries. The facility, under construction in Osaka, Japan, will support pilot production of residential solar + storage systems in the Japanese market.

Murata teams with Cleveland Clinic Innovations to develop healthcare solutions

Murata Electronics joined Cleveland Clinic Innovations’ Healthcare Innovation Alliance program. Under the terms of the agreement, both entities can leverage one another’s unique core technologies and work to accelerate advancements in healthcare to improve global society.

AT&T, Samsung outline industrial 5G use cases at 5G Innovation Zone in Austin

AT&T Business, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, and Samsung Electronics America outlined three of the 5G applications that are being tested within the 5G Innovation Zone, which was announced last year. The 5G Innovation Zone is housed at Samsung Austin Semiconductor.

Graphene goes to space

Graphene Flagship partners, Université Libre de Bruxelles, University of Pisa, and the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the European Space Agency and the Swedish Space Corporation, launched a rocket into space from Kiruna, Sweden on June 24, to test the possibility of printing graphene inks in space.

Concentrated solar power quietly makes a comeback

A recent analysis of power generation costs from the International Renewable Energy Agency revealed that concentrated solar power (CSP) fell more steeply in cost last year than any other renewable technology in the U.S., but at the same time, CSP deployment is set to rise in China.

Sustainability gets green card during GlassTrend debate

About 45 industry experts from glass manufacturers, technology suppliers, and associations took part in an hour-long debate on sustainability within the 25th International Congress on Glass held in Boston, U.S. The debate was organised by GlassTrend group, which aims to improve competitive strength of entire glass industry.

Nuvoco is first building materials company to introduce Structural XLite concrete in India

Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd. is first company to pioneer Structural XLite concrete in India. At present, structural grade lightweight concrete is covered under American Society for Testing and Materials C330 and American Concrete Institute 213R. The study Nuvoco conducted on this material could play an important role in shaping the future of construction in India.

American Concrete Institute releases new ACI 562-19 repair code

The American Concrete Institute announces that “ACI 562-19 Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary” is now available in print and digital formats.

HP opens 3D printing and digital manufacturing center

HP Inc. recently opened the doors to its 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain. The center brings together hundreds of the world’s leading additive manufacturing experts in more than 150,000 square feet of cutting-edge innovation space.

POSCO opens new battery materials research center to enhance its prowess

South Korea’s top steelmaker POSCO established a research center dedicated to developing battery materials. In particular, POSCO will focus on developing high-capacity NCM anode, high-output natural graphite cathode and artificial anode materials.

LightPath Technologies addresses high demand for new proprietary infrared optics

LightPath Technologies, Inc. says it is experiencing significant interest in its new line of infrared optics for commercial applications fueled by the use of proprietary chalcogenide glass material. LightPath’s BD6 chalcogenide lenses are more malleable, contain no rare earths, and are lighter and less expensive to manufacture in terms of material and handling.

Boeing teams with flying taxi startup Kitty Hawk on ‘urban air mobility’

Boeing and Kitty Hawk formed a partnership that will have the two foster “safe urban air mobility.” Specifically, Kitty Hawk will work with Boeing on its two-seater Cora flying vehicle, which it hopes to one day use for a semi-autonomous flying taxi service.

Rare earth industry association founded in Belgium

The Rare Earth Industry Association (REIA) was founded by 12 organizations who represent the entire rare earths supply chain, from mining to finished products and research. Unlike other critical minerals such as cobalt and magnesium, there has previously been no global industry association to represent the rare earth sector’s interests.

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