Ceramic Tech Today

Industry headlines

By / August 8, 2009

India Resources to supply 2 ceramic disc filters to Hindustan Copper The ceramic disc filter for copper concentrate dewatering was supplied by Nuclear Industry Yantai Tong Xing Industrial Company Limited…

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NYC Smart Grid solar pilot program

By / August 7, 2009

According to a company press release, Consolidated Edison Co. plans to launch a $6 million, 18-month Smart Grid pilot program in northwest Queens that will test how various technologies support…

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ARRA to fund megawatt energy storage flywheels

By / August 7, 2009

According to a press release, Launchpoint Technologies received American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to develop advanced control techniques for the operation of high-speed, high-efficiency, energy storage flywheels. Energy storage…

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Making silicon slicing more efficient

By / August 7, 2009

When you are in the solar cell business (polycrystalline silicon) or semiconductor business (monocrystalline), silicon ingots and boules – the source of your vital wafers – can be a considerable…

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Ohio offering $27M for nascent advanced energy projects

By / August 6, 2009

Via the state-run Third Frontier technology development program, the Ohio Department of Development has announced that it is seeking $27 million worth of “requests for proposals” for its 2010 fiscal…

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Saint-Gobain ceramics facility lays off 70 workers

By / August 6, 2009

The Charleston Gazette reports that seventy workers at a ceramics factory in Buckhannon, W.Va., will lose their jobs by the end of September. The Saint-Gobain ceramics facility announced that poor…

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DOE announces battery grants

By / August 5, 2009

There should be great joy in the United States’ materials engineering community today. The DOE just released an awardee list of advanced battery manufacturing, deployment, testing and recycling projects it…

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DOE allocates another $327M to labs, schools

By / August 5, 2009

In its final round of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-based awards, the DOE says it is going to provide money for science research projects at 10 federal labs and schools.…

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Japanese research examines anti-clogging lithium-air battery technology

By / August 5, 2009

A press release shared by researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) reports that they have come up with a way to separate the electrolytes…

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Video of the week: Paolo Colombo on engineering porosity in ceramics

By / August 5, 2009

Porosity is sometimes thought of as a flaw in ceramic materials, but, as Paolo Colombo explains, porosity can also be used to add new functionality to a material. Colombo, who…

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