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Going green: ACerS member pioneers sustainable approach for high-purity silica production

By April Gocha / January 14, 2016

University of Michigan researcher and ACerS member Richard Laine is pioneering a new approach to reduce, reuse, and recycle—his technique for production of high-purity silica reduces energy consumption while simultaneously utilizing agricultural waste.

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Rubber match – dandelions could hold trump card

By Eileen De Guire / June 3, 2011

It’s Friday, which means many of us will be mowing grass, grooming our gardens, and conducting physical or chemical warfare against dandelions. Before you start thinking unkind thoughts about the neighborhood kids delighting in blowing the seeds into the breeze, consider that research is underway at the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center at Ohio State University…

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DOE lights up Biofuels with $800 million in new funding

By / May 5, 2009

DOE Secretary Steven Chu is keeping the jobs/energy ball rolling with an announcement today that the agency has allocated $786.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to accelerate advanced biofuels R&D and commercial-scale biorefinery demonstration projects. There are many materials research and engineering angles to this, but the $110 million for “fundamental research”…

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