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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Jim Destefani / November 1, 2013

Ceramics and glass business news of the week.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / November 22, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: PPG fiber glass joint venture starts fourth furnace in Kunshan, China PPG Industries announced that PFG Fiber Glass (Kunshan) Co.—its joint venture in Kunshan, China, with Nan Ya Plastics Corp.—started a fourth furnace. With 38,000 metric tons of annual capacity, the additional furnace will serve the expanding Asian electronics…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / October 1, 2012

You probably already know there is some really interesting stuff going on in the materials field. Here is some of the latest: Project aims to convert waste into construction materials A project in Europe aims to convert urban and agricultural waste into high-performance products for the construction sector. These materials will be developed within the…

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Videos of the week: Concentrix’s concentrating photovoltaic technology

By / March 29, 2011

Last week I posted about a utility-scale concentrating photovoltaic being built in the San Diego–Imperial Valley area using CPV units built by Concentrix, a division of Soitec. Soitec, based in France, is planning on building a manufacturing facility in the region to supply units for the San Diego project, plus for sales to other utility-oriented…

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American solar thermal firm to shine in China

By / January 11, 2010

Reuters reported that concentrating solar thermal (CST) company eSolar has reached a deal to license its technology to a Chinese power equipment maker that plans to build a 2,000 megawatt (MW) CST project in China over the next 10 years. CST uses the sun to heat water, producing steam to power a turbine and create…

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NREL’s State of the State report: How green is your state?

By / November 30, 2009

Last month, the National Renewable Energy Lab released their State of the State report – a 231 page document (PDF) that tracks the progress of renewable energy development, as well as the policies and support mechanisms being implemented to encourage this development. The exhaustive report provides a detailed picture of the status of renewable energy…

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Getting to concentrating solar thermal power’s potential

By / July 23, 2009

A new report released by the World Resources Institute claims that an enormous solar energy resource remains largely untapped in the Southwest U.S. That’s hardly news. But interestingly enough, the WRI offers Congress ways to tap into this abundant resource. It should be noted that WRI’s report focuses, without explanation, solely on one form of…

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