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Video: New ‘green’ method for large-scale silica production gives agricultural waste a purpose

By Stephanie Liverani / April 6, 2016

Is rice ash the key to ‘greener’ silica production? ACerS member Richard Laine, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan, explains his new clean, cost-efficient method for large-scale manufacture of silica.

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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 29, 2015

New techniques for MEMS, GaN building blocks, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 29, 2015.

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Cheap material from asphalt shows promise for most efficient carbon capture yet

By April Gocha / January 14, 2015

Rice University scientists say they have developed a derivative of asphalt—asphalt-porous carbon (A-PC)—that can soak up 114% of its weight in CO2 and is much cheaper than any other carbon capture alternative available.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 31, 2014

Colorful ultrathin semiconductor coatings, intelligent glass modules for building façades, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 31, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 5, 2014

The White House announces a 3D printed ornament contest, molybdenum disulfide for hydrogen catalysis, glass deformation mystery solved, ultrablack materials set to space, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 5, 2014.

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