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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / January 16, 2015

Argonne partners for nuclear reactor work, LafargeHolcim moves forward, Gorilla Glass finds itself in POS devices, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for January 16, 2015.

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US backs $6.5-billion loan guarantee for first nuclear facilities in 30 years

By Jessica McMathis / February 26, 2014

Two new nuclear reactors—the first to be built in 30 years—will be constructed at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Georgia, thanks to a multibillion investment from the federal government.

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / June 26, 2012

Check ‘ em out: Bringing down the cost of fuel cells Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have identified a catalyst that provides the same level of efficiency in microbial fuel cells as the currently used platinum catalyst, but at 5% of the cost. Since more than 60% of the investment in making microbial fuel…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / May 18, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Welcome to The Cement Grinding Office, a new concept to support engineers and technicians working every day with a ball mill In the cement industry, the ball mill is probably the nemesis of all staffs. Why? Everybody knows that a cement mill is a technological heresy on an energetic point…

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DOE to aid construction of two 1100 MW reactors in Georgia

By / February 17, 2010

The Obama administration and the DOE backed up its recent talk about supporting nuclear energy by today announcing its intention to guarantee $8.33 billion in loans for the construction two 1100 megawatt Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Burke, Ga. “This is a significant step by the Obama…

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