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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 4, 2015

UK announces new manufacturing hubs, Rochester and Raytheon developing next-gen infrared detectors, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 4, 2015.

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DOE reinforces commitment to lighter, more efficient automobiles with $259M Alcoa loan

By Jessica McMathis / April 13, 2015

The Obama administration hopes to achieve more efficient and affordable vehicles through a conditional commitment to Alcoa for a $259-million loan—the first issued under the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / February 11, 2015

Silicene transistors are a first, lightweight steel is just as strong, a new synchrotron shines bright, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 11, 2015.

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DOE doles out $67 million to advance nuclear research, clean energy innovation

By Jessica McMathis / August 25, 2014

Last week, the Energy Department announced a $67-million funding infusion for research on nuclear energy and clean energy innovation, which, according to a DOE news release, builds on the Obama administration’s efforts to expand such innovation.

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Open season: DOE plan provides public access to department-funded research

By Jessica McMathis / August 7, 2014

The Energy Department is taking steps toward a more open stream of information from the lab, introducing a new web directory that increases access to any publications or data derived from research funded by the DOE.

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DOE accelerates energy research with $100 million in funding

By Jessica McMathis / June 24, 2014

The Department of Energy is fast-tracking the “scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy” by awarding $100 million to the country’s Energy Frontier Research Centers.

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DOE deploys commission to review effectiveness of national laboratories

By Jessica McMathis / June 2, 2014

They may be spending less, but Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz still wants to take a closer look at the effectiveness of the department’s 17 national laboratories.

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Reform of DOE National Lab structure proposed

By Jim Destefani / July 15, 2013

The Department of Energy’s network of 17 national laboratories and five related facilities has been responsible for a multitude of materials science and other innovations since World War II. Now Washington think tanks, Congressional leaders, and the new Secretary of Energy are beginning to look at how possible reforms to the labs’ structure and management…

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