R&D Magazine carried a story about Ames Laboratory research that uses cheaper and readily available cerium to replace more critical rare-earths in rare-earth magnets.
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Mufit Akinc, who has a series of patent plaques hanging high on his office wall, knows all about the challenges of moving inventions out of the lab. But he’s determined to see one of his latest projects make it all the way to the marketplace where it can save energy and money.
Iowa State Daily reporter Kenzi Mongar talks one-on-one with Ames Laboratory Director Adam Schwartz, ranging from the duties of the director to his hobby of building guitars.
Australian Mining, the leading news source for the mining industry in Australia, carried a story on research Ames Lab researcher Paul Canfield into an iron compound which shows evidence of developing magnetic permanence similar to that typically shown in rare-earth compounds.
R&D magazine carried a news release on work by Ames Lab researchers creating a faster, cleaner biofuel refining technology that not only combines processes, it uses widely available materials to reduce costs. The key component is a nanoparticle that is able to perform two processing functions at once for the production of green diesel, an alternative fuel created from the hydrogenation of oils from renewable feedstocks like algae.