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Ceramic pump operates at 2,552ºF for thermal energy conversion

By Faye Oney / October 24, 2017

Researchers built the first ceramic pump that can transfer liquid metals up to 1,673 Kelvin (2,552ºF). The pump could be used for renewable energy storage, producing hydrogen from methane without releasing CO2, and to develop new types of batteries.

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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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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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