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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / October 5, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Tam Ceramics expands its custom materials processing and recycling program Tam Ceramics recently announced it has expanded its material processing and recycling services, and has made additional investments in dedicated calcining, crushing, milling and sizing equipment. Discrete circuits and additional classification capabilities help ensure the quality and efficiency needed…

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DOE supporting seven SOFC projects aimed at better coal conversion

By / September 4, 2012

Credit: NETL. I flinch when I hear the term “clean coal” because there is more than a little hyperbole imbedded in it. But, cleaner coal seems to me to be a more reasonable goal and I have heard a lot of reasonable presentations on how major strides in that direction could be made, especially ones based…

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With low-temp SOFC gains like this . . . why stop now?

By / November 18, 2011

Low-temperature SOFCs: (A) Functionally graded bismuth oxide (Electrolyte 1) / ceria (Electrolyte 2) can allow use of hydrocarbon fuels at the anode at reduced temperatures. (B) Estimation of power output with LT-SOFCs from a single cell to a module (upper) and schematic diagram of power requirements according to various applications (lower). Credit: E.D. Wachsman, K.T.…

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Can the US afford to pull the plug on SOFC and SECA funding?

By / November 8, 2011

Credit: Wachsman et al.; Energy & Environmental Science. No. Will it anyway? Unfortunately, it looks that way, based on the DOE’s 2012 budget request (pdf), which hacks off 41 percent of total SOFC funding from the current year budget, and would leave support at 65 percent of what it had in 2010. Moreover, it would cut off funding…

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Trio gets DOE Phase II SOCF funds

By / February 9, 2009

FuelCell Energy Inc. reports it has been awarded a hefty contract for Phase II of the DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance’s Coal-Based Systems Cooperative Agreement. The total program cost is $30.2 million of which $21 million will be funded by DOE. The goal in Phase II to build a minimum…

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