News About CMI

2016

 

New CMI Team Members:

National Manufacturing Day, October 7, 2016:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory licenses rare earth magnet recycling process:

Critical Materials Institute, Oddello Industries pursue recovery of rare-earth magnets from used hard drives, August 16, 2016

Solar panels power materials exhibit at Geology Museum, August 2, 2016

New alloy promises to boost rare earth production while improving energy efficiency of engines, June 3, 2016

Critical Materials Institute gains ten industrial and research affiliates, April 11, 2016

On energy.gov: Critical Materials Institute Gains Ten Industrial and Research Affiliates

How true is conventional wisdom about price volatility of tech metals?, Feb. 11, 2016

 

2015

 

Need rare-earths know-how? The Critical Materials Institute offers lower-cost access to experts and research, Dec. 1, 2015

Get schooled in rare-earth metals, Nov. 30, 2015

Speciality Metal Recycling Firm Teams Up with US Critical Materials Institute, Nov. 17, 2015

American Manganese Inc. Enters NDA with U.S. Government’s Ames Laboratory on Lithium Ion Battery Recycling, Nov. 12, 2015

Rare earths for life: an 85th birthday visit with Mr. Rare Earth, Nov. 16, 2015

Better fluorescent lighting through physics, Oct. 7, 2015

The Critical Materials Institute announces two new industry members, Aug. 18, 2015

First commercial license for CMI is for invention created by researchers at ORNL, INL:

The critical second: CMI's second year doubles research milestones, August 4, 2015

New CMI process recycles magnets from factory floor, June 30, 2015

Growing role seen for rare earths as world pushes ahead on ‘green’ technology agenda; supply constraints, recycling issues remain key challenges, June 2015

Rare-earth innovation to improve nylon manufacturing, March 18, 2015

New CMI process recycles valuable rare earth metals from old electronics, February 26, 2015; on Phys.org

A solution to rare earth elements, January 13, 2015

 

2014

Ionic liquids open door to better rare-earth materials processing, as posted at phys.org, December 2014

CMI Director Alex King Talks about Rare Earth Supplies, November 19, 2014

Silicon Shovels for Rare-Earth Solutions, October 28, 2014

A Q&A with Alex King, director of the Critical Materials Institute, September 28, 2014

CMI hosts EU, Japan to discuss global critical materials strategy, September 10, 2014

Rare Element Resources Joins the Critical Materials Institute – A Department of Energy Initiative to Help Ensure a Secure Rare Earth Supply for Evolving Clean Energy Technologies, September 8, 2014

Five Critical Materials Institute researchers named Most Influential Scientific Minds of 2014, August 27, 2014

First anniversary gift for Critical Materials Institute? Inventions. Eleven of them. (July 15, 2014)

Materials Genome Initiative Turns Three, Continues Path to Revitalize American Manufacturing (June 19, 2014)

CMI offers membership program (May 12, 2014)

 

2013

Ames Laboratory begins new era in research with Critical Materials Institute (2013)

A Holistic Approach to Magnet Development (November 26, 2013)

U.S. Dept. of Energy, Ames Laboratory mark new era in critical materials research with new Energy Innovation Hub (September 10, 2013)

King steps down to lead CMI (April 2013)

Leadership changes for Ames Laboratory (April 26, 2013)

Hubs Aim to Reinvent DOE Research Culture (Science, May 24, 2013)

Ames Laboratory to Lead New Effort to Address Shortages in Rare Earth and Other Critical Materials, (evergy.gov, January 9, 2013)