The Elements of Innovation Discovered

Articles from the July 14, 2021 edition

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  • LuminOre CopperTouch antimicrobial copper surface coating COVID MRSA Ebola

    CopperTouch fights the spread of disease

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    From Ebola outbreaks in Africa to illnesses picked up at the local hospital or clinic, finding a highly effective and efficient means of fighting infectious disease has been a priority for healthcare workers long before the coronavirus known as COVID-19 emerged from a seafood market in Wuhan, China, and rapidly spread around the world. Frustrated by the lack of affordable antimicrobial products for use in healthcare facilities, Dr. Alfred Mitchell began investigating the... Full story

  • Energy Fuels White Mesa Mill Utah Estonia REE supply chain rare earth elements

    US-Europe rare earth supply chain launched

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    A container of mixed rare earth carbonate shipped from Energy Fuels Inc.'s White Mesa Mill in Utah to Neo Performance Materials Inc.'s Silmet rare earths separation facility in Estonia marks the start of what is shaping up to be major new rare earths supply chains in the United States and Europe. "Today, Energy Fuels and Neo took significant steps toward restoring critical U.S. and European rare earth supply chains," Energy Fuels President and CEO Mark Chalmers said as the...

  • Department of Energy ORNL research ductile alloy nanoprecipitates Ying Yang

    DOE researchers develop new super-alloy

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have found a way to simultaneously increase an alloy's strength and ductility, a measure of a material's ability to stretch and be hammered thin without breaking. "A holy grail of structural materials has long been, 'how do you simultaneously enhance strength and ductility?'" said Easo George, principal investigator of the study and Governor's Chair for Advanced...

  • blockchain Everledger Australian federal government Roadmap funding grants

    Australia backs transparent tech blockchain

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    The Australian federal government July 12 announced grants of more than A$5.6 million (US$4.2 million) toward demonstrating how blockchain technology can support supply chain solutions and help ease regulatory burdens as part of its wider Australian Blockchain Roadmap. "The Blockchain Pilot Grants will demonstrate the potential for blockchain to help businesses to save money and cut red tape by improving processes such as tracking products throughout the supply chain and trans...

  • University Adelaide Australian Research Council Training Centre funding

    Australia school launches training center

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    The University of Adelaide July 9 announced its launch of the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Integrated Operations for Complex Resources at its Institute for Mineral Energy Resources, designed to bring together resources and expertise from 20 partners to create the next generation of scientists and engineers. The center has been developed to bring together end-users, translation partners, and researchers to drive productivity in mining; as well as grow...

  • First Cobalt Ontario Canada critical minerals refinery cobalt North America map

    First Cobalt battery park concept emerges

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 20, 2021

    As First Cobalt Corp. advances the only battery-grade cobalt sulfate refinery in North America toward a 2022 start, the company is beginning to investigate the potential of developing an integrated battery park in Ontario that refines and recycles cobalt and nickel, and then upgrades these metals into the anode materials for the lithium-ion batteries needed for the massive influx of electric vehicles expected in the coming years. First Cobalt envisions a battery park built... Full story