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H.C. Starck’s Tantalum Supply Chain Again Declared Compliant With Conflict Free Smelter Program

H.C. Starck, a leading manufacturer of technology metals and advanced ceramics, announced today that its tantalum supply chain has been again declared free of “conflict minerals” following an independent audi... [More]
Red Brick to Offer Beer in Cans Made from Novelis' High-Recycled Content Aluminum Can Sheets

Red Brick to Offer Beer in Cans Made from Novelis' High-Recycled Content Aluminum Can Sheets

Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, and Red Brick Brewing Company, Georgia's oldest operating craft brewery, today announced that Red Brick will now offer its beer in aluminum cans made from Novelis' evercan™ – the world's first certified high-recycled content aluminum can sheet. [More]
New Technique to Pave Way for Lighter and High-Efficiency Polymer Solar Devices

New Technique to Pave Way for Lighter and High-Efficiency Polymer Solar Devices

Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have recently identified a key technique to enhance the performance of high-efficiency polymer cells, which has the capability to create lighter and more flexible solar devices in the future. [More]
NTU Students Design Singapore’s First Urban Solar Electric Car with Novel 3D-Printed Body Shell

NTU Students Design Singapore’s First Urban Solar Electric Car with Novel 3D-Printed Body Shell

Singapore’s first urban solar electric car was recently built by the students of Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The car consists of a 3D-printed body shell that has 150 components. The NTU Venture (NV) 8, as its known, is fitted on a carbon fibre single shell chassis, and will be a part of the race in the Urban Concept category at the 2015 Shell Eco-marathon Asia, scheduled to take place in Manila between 26 Feb and 1 March. [More]
Automobile Body Uses Cost-Effective Botanical Natural Fibers

Automobile Body Uses Cost-Effective Botanical Natural Fibers

Researchers at the Application Center for Wood Fiber Research HOFZET of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, the Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI in Braunschweig have discovered a new research approach that has enabled the creation of lightweight and cost-efficient vehicle body for automobiles. [More]
MagneGas Inks MOU with Afnetco Recycling of South Africa

MagneGas Inks MOU with Afnetco Recycling of South Africa

MagneGas Corporation, a technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, "MOU" for an equipment purchase and distribution agreement with Afnetco Recycling of South Africa. [More]
BASF and Yankee Stadium Undertake Zero-Waste Initiatives at 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl

BASF and Yankee Stadium Undertake Zero-Waste Initiatives at 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl

BASF Corporation has teamed up with Yankee Stadium to knock waste out of the park by tackling zero-waste initiatives at the 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, when the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions will face the Boston College Eagles on December 27th at 4:35 p.m. [More]
Graphene Oxide Paper Research set to Improve Rechargeable Batteries

Graphene Oxide Paper Research set to Improve Rechargeable Batteries

An engineering team from the Kansas State University has unveiled certain vital properties of graphene oxide, which can enhance flexible batteries made of sodium and lithium-ions. [More]
Scientists Develop Highly Effective, Low-Toxic Carbon-Trapping “Sponges”

Scientists Develop Highly Effective, Low-Toxic Carbon-Trapping “Sponges”

Materials scientists at Cornell University have developed highly effective “sponges” that can trap carbon and help cut down on greenhouse gases. Carbon capture is gaining momentum in the world’s fight against global warming. Carbon capture involves trapping carbon dioxide chemically before it gets released to the atmosphere. However, most methods are inefficient, corrosive and toxic. [More]
Eco-Friendly Process to Produce Lactic Acid from Waste Glycerol

Eco-Friendly Process to Produce Lactic Acid from Waste Glycerol

An eco-friendly, cost-effective process to produce lactic acid from glycerol has been developed by research groups at ETH Zurich. Glycerol is a waste by-product that is obtained during production of biodiesel. [More]