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  • 10/06/2015

    Starting September 23, 2015, the DOE EERE Small Business Vouchers Pilot is accepting proposals for Round 1 through October 23, 2015.  The pilot program sponsored by the DOE EERE National Lab Impact Initiative. The goal of the program is to increase engagement between the U.S. small business community and DOE’s national laboratories. A small business operating in the clean energy space can apply for a voucher to be used on their behalf at a national lab.

  • 10/05/2015

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed molecular modeling simulations and new theoretical formulations to help understand and optimize catalytic reactions that take place in chemical environments where the reactant “ingredients” for catalysis are not well mixed.

  • 09/30/2015

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has developed a near ultra-violet and all-organic light emitting diode (OLED) that can be used as an on-chip photosensor. It’s a first in a rather specialized field of research to capture and manipulate light near the invisible end of the spectrum, around 400 nm in wavelength.

  • 08/18/2015

    Contacts:                                                                                                    For release: Aug. 18, 2015
    Alex King, Director, Critical Materials Institute, (515) 296-4505
    Laura Millsaps, Ames Laboratory Public Affairs, (515) 294-3474

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute has announced two new industry members: Eck Industries, Inc., and United Technologies Research Center.

  • 08/10/2015

    OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 10, 2015—The Critical Materials Institute is celebrating its first commercial licensing agreement, a single-step technology to recover rare earth elements from scrap magnets.

    The membrane solvent extraction system was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, partner facilities of CMI.