Lucideon announced that it will yet again be running separate one-day and two-day refractories training courses during Ceramics Expo week on May 4 and May 7–8. The first, one-day module will give an introduction to refractories and refractory testing; refractories for the glass industry will be covered in the second, two-day module.
BusinessGreen hosted the inaugural BusinessGreen Technology Festival on December 5, bringing together 250 clean tech entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders to explore how to accelerate development and deployment of innovative clean technologies. The event culminated in the fifth annual BusinessGreen Technology Awards.
The American Concrete Pavement Association announced the recipients of its 30th Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavements awards, which recognize quality concrete pavements constructed in the U.S. and Canada. The award-winning projects were paved by 23 different contractors.
Energy Materials Corporation announced the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office selected them to advance perovskite photovoltaic module research and development. Leveraging existing pilot scale manufacturing facilities, the project will demonstrate high speed printing of entire perovskite devices on paper-thin flexible glass.
thyssenkrupp and Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products division will collaborate on providing 3D-printed components for maritime vessels, leveraging thyssenkrupp’s expertise in additive manufacturing alongside Wilhelmsen’s maritime expertise and direct ongoing experience of developing 3D printing as a service for vessels.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that New York City’s single-largest solar energy project, an installation at John F. Kennedy International Airport, was awarded to SunPower and Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group. It is also considered the largest planned community solar project at an airport in the United States.
Australian rare earths miner Lynas Corp said it picked outback town Kalgoorlie as the site for a new initial ore processing plant to extract low-level radioactivity from materials to be shipped to Malaysia for final treatment. The new plant forms part of a $500 million growth strategy to boost production by 2025.
French container glass manufacturer Pochet du Courval is to invest €15 million in digital manufacturing. The tranche of investments will take place between 2019 and 2022. The company has already started to deploy production control software in the hot end to monitor production data in real time.
Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, a division of Ardagh Group, announced a long-term supply agreement with St. Julian Winery to manufacture its wine bottles. The new agreement pairs the longest continually operating and largest winery in the state of Michigan with the largest domestic manufacturer of glass bottles for the U.S. wine market.
The University of Birmingham extended an agreement with Germany’s Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing to create a joint research center for chemistry and materials science. The center will initially focus on materials characterization, catalytic chemistry, and corrosion before expanding to cover a number of key research fields.
Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. signed an agreement with the University of Alberta to modify the rheology of its zeolite from the Z-1 Zeolite Quarry so that it possesses similar rheology to commercially available fly ash. The University will immediately commence this work with the project ending on April 30, 2020. The value of the contract is $20,000.
Panasonic Corporation announced it developed tempered vacuum insulated glass and another vacuum insulated glass with transparent pillars that it successfully put into practical use for the first time in the industry.