CMI technology developed by researchers at Ames Laboratory with CMI Team member Powdermet has received additional funding to further the technology in a project between Powdermet and the University of Pittsburgh.
Most electric motors for electric vehicles rely on permanent magnets made with rare-earth metals. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are working with Powdermet Inc., a nanomaterials and advanced materials research and development company in Euclid, Ohio, to develop a rare-earth mineral free electric engine. The project recently received $200,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
The new funding will allow Powdermet to commercialize MnBi-based permanent magnetic materials developed through CMI research at Ames Laboratory under the leadership of Jun Cui.
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