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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / September 18, 2015

Glass recycling forum, new fingerprint sensors for under glass and ceramics, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for September 18, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / June 26, 2015

NexTech scores NASA contract, Sacmi and Sasil transform glass waste into raw materials, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for June 26, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / April 24, 2015

Kyocera builds floating solar plants, Corning collaborates for OLEDs, GE to see capital assets, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for April 24, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Jim Destefani / July 25, 2013

  DOE solicits FY2014 hydrogen and fuel cell proposals (pdf) The U.S. Department of Energy announced its initial Fiscal Year 2014 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer technical topics. They include non-platinum-group catalysts for fuel cells and electrolyzers, membranes used in electrochemical systems such as fuel cells, and innovative durable sealing materials…

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Engineered nanoglass material could clean up petro drilling, past and present

By / October 26, 2012

In one of our news “roundups” posted last week, there was a brief mention of NSF support for work being done on a family of organically-modifiable silica products that is being developed under the Osorb brand name. I think it is worth taking a little deeper look at this material and what it could do, given…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / September 18, 2012

Check ’em out: The CVD system coats solar panel substrates in the cycle. Credit: Fraunhofer IST. New processes for cost-efficient solar cell production The photovoltaic industry is pinning its hopes particularly on high-efficiency solar cells that can achieve efficiencies of up to 23 percent. These “HIT” cells (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) consist of a…

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DOE announces $57M in new SBIR/STTR programs, $9.6M for ‘transformational energy”

By / September 15, 2010

Makani’s Airborne Wind Turbine (above) project is being funded by a new ARPA-E grant. Credit: Makani. Over the past few days, the DOE has announced nearly $67 million in new grants including $57 million for small business-oriented efforts and nearly $10 million for ARPA-E research projects. The DOE is funding 33 Phase III “Xlerator” awards…

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National Academies offer free workshop on surviving ‘Valley of Death,’ role of SBIR

By / April 8, 2010

Ceramic, glass and other small tech businesses, take notice! The National Academy of Science’s Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy is hosting a free, day-long symposium on April 16, 2010 on getting the most from the federal Small Business Innovation Research program. The meeting is organized around the theme, “Early-Stage Capital in the United…

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SBIR, STTR in jeopardy

By / December 16, 2009

In a new story on Nature’s website, Karl Thiel reports that the reauthorization of the Small Business Innovative Research program is in trouble because of a disagreement about the role of venture capital firms. The legal authorization for the SBIR and its cousin, the Small Business Technology Transfer Program, lapsed in September 2008. They have…

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