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By Eileen De Guire / April 5, 2013

Leco to manufacture accredited reference materials under guidelines of A2LA accreditation program Leco Corp. has received accreditation for reference materials under the A2LA Accreditation Program for Reference Material Producers, in compliance with the International Standards Organization (ISO). The program sets forth criteria for the production of reference materials and certified reference materials based on the…

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Advanced materials opportunity: ARPA-E offers new $130M round of high-risk, high-reward funding

By / April 20, 2011

One of the projects ARPA-E is seeking to fund are alternatives to five key at-risk rare earth elements. Credit: DOE, “Critical Materials Strategy.” The DOE announced today that it is adding five new technology programs to the ARPA-E portfolio and is ponying-up $130 million to kick these new programs off. This is good news. Now…

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World’s largest solar plant nears approval

By / September 2, 2010

The New York Times reported that what it claims will be the largest solar plant in the world is nearing final approval. The Blythe Solar Power Project in southeast California will have the capacity to produce 1,000 megawatts of electricity – enough to power roughly 800,000 homes. The California Energy Commission formally recommended this month…

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Scorching sun + mirrors + graphite = 1 wired Outback town

By / February 23, 2009

Via Gizmag, word comes of one Australian town that is to go solar powered, 24-hours a day. How is that possible? The technology used will ensure the 10 megawatt Cloncurry solar thermal power station will continue to generate electricity when the sun is not shining and will deliver about 30 million kilowatt hours of electricity…

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