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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 11, 2014

Unifrax, GE, Kyocera, FuelCell Energy, and Owens Corning are in the ceramics and glass business news of this week.

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Next-gen battery collaboration to develop ‘beyond lithium-ion space’ in space

By Jessica McMathis / March 26, 2014

A partnership between the Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research and NASA Glenn Research Center spells good things for batteries, which are poised to receive a double-dose of expertise from two of the country’s top research entities.

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Obama’s proposed 2015 budget includes increased spending for R&D, STEM education

By Jessica McMathis / March 7, 2014

President Obama has delivered to Congress a $3.9-trillion budget request for 2015 that includes $56 billion for his “Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative” and increased spending for research and development (R&D).

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US backs $6.5-billion loan guarantee for first nuclear facilities in 30 years

By Jessica McMathis / February 26, 2014

Two new nuclear reactors—the first to be built in 30 years—will be constructed at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Georgia, thanks to a multibillion investment from the federal government.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / February 20, 2014

Kyocera begins operations at its first manufacturing facility in India Kyocera Corporation has completed construction on the Kyocera Group’s first manufacturing plant in India and held completion ceremony on February 17 to mark the start of trial operations at “Kyocera CTC Precision Tools Private Limited.” The establishment of Kyocera CTC Precision Tools will strengthen the…

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DOE announces $3 million for geothermal energy R&D, rare-earth element supply

By Jessica McMathis / February 19, 2014

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $3 million to research and development of low-to-moderate-temperature geothermal resources in the United States, as well as to support domestic supply of “critical materials.”

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$60 million in DOE support aimed at advancing solar technology

By Jim Destefani / November 7, 2013

The US Department of Energy last week announced awards totaling about $60 million to support innovative solar energy research and development of both solar materials to improve efficiency and so-called “soft” costs such as solar photovoltaic system design, permitting, and installation.

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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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Renewable energy technologies move toward commercialization, still compete for government $$

By Jim Destefani / September 3, 2013

Renewable energy technologies such as solar and fuel cells are moving toward commercialization but still compete for government R&D funding.

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Webinars seek input on Materials Genome Initiative strategic plan

By Eileen De Guire / August 6, 2013

The Materials Genome Initiative. Credit: MGI, OSTP, White House. The Materials Genome Initiative continues to gain momentum, driven in part by workshops sponsored by federal agencies with a lot of “skin in the game”—especially the NSF, DOE, DOD, and NIST. I’ve been to a few NSF workshops, and they are effective, efficient ways to get…

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