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The spin on state-of-the-art ceramics—coming to a turbine near you

By Stephanie Liverani / August 4, 2015

Jim Vartuli, manager of GE’s engineered ceramic laboratory, describes in a new video how GE is revolutionizing jet engines using ceramic matrix composites.

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Wolfgang Rossner on advanced ceramics for sustainability & Siemens’ corporate technology

By / September 5, 2012

Wolfgang Rossner, leader of the Ceramic Materials and Devices division of Siemen’s, spoke at the Ceramic Leadership Summit about how the company approaches the development of its technical strategies.

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Video of the week: Wolfgang Rossner on advanced ceramics for sustainability & Siemens’ corporate technology

By / August 30, 2012

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/siemen_roesner_cls11.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/siemen_roesner_cls11.jpg}] I have heard of a lot of honorary and informal titles in science and technical fields, but Wolfgang Rossner’s  “King of Ceramics” appellation has got to be one of the best, especially when it has been bestowed by an international powerhouse corporation such as Siemens. Rossner is a technology leader at Siemens…

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Pickens scraps plan to build $12B wind farm

By / July 25, 2009

T. Boone Pickens scrapped plans to build a $12 billion wind farm in the Texas Panhandle, even though he already spent $2 billion ordering 687 giant wind turbines, and $60 million promoting the plan. The problem? The transmission lines can’t carry that much electricity. That’s one of the dirty little secrets about wind power. It’s…

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DOE’s University Turbine Systems Research Program announces project selection

By / July 20, 2009

The DOE announced the selection of three projects under the Office of Fossil Energy’s University Turbine Systems Research Program. University researchers will investigate the chemistry and physics of advanced turbines, with the goal of promoting clean and efficient operation when fueled with coal-derived synthesis gas (syngas) and hydrogen fuels. Development of high-efficiency, ultra-clean turbine systems…

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Vertical-axis turbines may find a home inside transmission towers

By / June 18, 2009

Wind turbines aren’t exactly a “next generation” idea, but three French designers have introduced an innovative pairing of wind turbines and preexisting electrical-transmission towers. Architects Nicola Delon and Julien Choppin, and engineer Raphaël Ménard’s vertical-axis turbines were awarded architecture and design magazine Metropolis‘ 2009 Next Generation prize. This year’s theme was titled: Fix Our Energy…

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Sporian snags AF contract for high-temp sensor

By / May 1, 2009

The Air Force has awarded MEMS sensor maker Sporian Microsystems a contract to conduct research using the firm’s “polymer derived ceramic as a non-planar, conformal, thin film, high temperature sensor.” The AF wants a sensor system that can monitor the temperature and strain in aircraft turbines. Temperatures in these critical materials often are well in…

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