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2012 Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewabl

Final photo report from MCARE 2012

By / March 2, 2012

Tom Mroz, technical director, Harper International. Credit: ACerS. Wednesday and Thursday were the final days of symposia at the Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy meeting. At least two things make events, such as the MCARE conference, financially possible: registrants and sponsors. This year, MCARE particularly benefitted from having Harper International (Lancaster, N.Y.) step…

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MCARE: Power and posters

By / February 28, 2012

Tuesday was the first full day of symposia at the MCARE 2012 meeting going on Clearwater Beach, Fla. Credit: ACerS. The first full day of symposia and tutorials took place today. With four or five concurrent sessions, a comprehensive (or even semi-comprehensive) report on today’s events at the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy…

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Common threads woven through MCARE plenary talks

By / February 28, 2012

Networking opportunities were plentiful at the first full day of the MCARE conference. Credit: ACerS. The first full day of the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy was dedicated to a range of plenary talks that covered the gamut of potential sources and, of course, the materials challenges each one faced. The sessions were…

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Relaxing before tackling energy materials challenges

By / February 26, 2012

Tomorrow they will get down to the business of discussing innovations in areas of solar energy, wind power, hydro, geothermal, biomass, nuclear, hydrogen, electric grid, materials availability, nanocomposites/nanomaterials and battery and energy storage, but tonight the participants in the Materials Conference in Alternative and Renewable Energy had time to unwind, meet old acquaintances, make new friends,…

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Video of the week: Materials for smart grid applications

By Eileen De Guire / November 29, 2011

Steve Bossart of DOE’s NETL describes the characteristic features and advantages of a smart grid infrastructure in this interview. Click on the image to link to the video. Credit: DOE NETL. So much materials science research and news revolves around energy and its generation, storage and efficient use. It’s easy to overlook materials issues relating…

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The Energy Race: Will federal budget woes affect progress?

By Eileen De Guire / November 22, 2011

Thin film solar panels produced by General Electric’s PrimeStar in Arvada, Colo. Credit: Edelman; NREL. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, was in Colorado last week, and after months of reeling from the Solyndra debacle, was able to bask in the glow of successful DOE investments. Chu also used the trip to hammer home his messages…

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