CMI Affiliates

CMI Affiliates are CAP Holdings, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), First Solar, Indium, iNEMI, JCDREAM, Material Alchemy, Momentum Technologies, Nth Cycle, NASA, NETL, Niron Magnetics, Seagate Technology, Sep-All, Shiloh Industries and Wyonics. More information is available in the following table.

CMI Affiliates:

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CAP Holdings

CAP Holdings is a water science company that exists to develop and deploy proprietary water treatment technologies. We collaborate with the scientific and regulatory communities to advance the state of water technologies and awareness of their potential to address social problems and global instability associated with water resources. For more information on CAP Holdings, see www.nexgendesal.com/.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment. www.epa.gov

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First Solar

First Solar is a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. The company provides solutions to contemporary energy problems, reducing the risk of fuel price volatility with reliable and bankable PV solutions. First Solar is taking energy forward, and providing comprehensive solar solutions to diversify. www.firstsolar.com

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Indium

Indium Corporation is a premier materials supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin film, thermal management, and solar markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and Nanofoil®. Founded in 1934, Indium has global technical support and factories located in China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA. Please visit: www.indium.com/

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International Electronic Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI)

iNEMI is a not-for-profit consortium of 90 leading electronics manufacturers, suppliers, associations, government agencies and universities. http://www.inemi.org/

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JCDREAM

The Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant Materials (JCDREAM) was established to provide the organizational framework to stimulate innovation in the use of earth abundant materials within an established and emerging industrial sector. Washington State has already emerged as a significant innovation and manufacturing hub for the clean energy and transportation industrial sectors. www.jcdream.tech

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Material Alchemy

We work with our industrial partners to solve clearly defined commercial problems in materials - many of which require breakthroughs in basic science and engineering. Using technology to optimize the trade-offs between different material attributes, we use a combination of measurement capabilities, synthesis/processing techniques, theoretical methods and advanced computer-aided analysis, including machine-learning methods, which are specifically geared towards designing the custom material for practical needs, which are also preferably sustainable. www.material-alchemy.org

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Momentum Technologies

Currently, less than 1% of rare earth elements are recycled due to inefficient collection and recycling processes. Momentum Technologies is overcoming these obstacles with two proprietary technologies created by the Critical Materials Institute in order to bring sustainability to the rare earth market.

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Nth Cycle

Nth Cycle is developing a technology to recycle rare earth and specialty elements (i.e., Co, Li) from industrial waste streams to create a secure, sustainable source of these critical materials here in the U.S. To find out more, please visit us at www.nthcycle.com and https://innovationcrossroads.ornl.gov/innovator/megan-oconnor

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NASA Glenn Research Center

NASA is the United States government agency that is responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. It is headquartered in Washington DC and is composed of 10 research and flight field centers located throughout the United States. It was chartered in 1958 and has been responsible for unique scientific and technological achievements in human space flight, space science, space applications, and aeronautics. These efforts have resulted in widespread impacts on our nation, the world, and our understanding of the universe around us. NASA is also heavily involved in outreach and public education through award-winning educational web sites, major exhibitions in museums and science centers, partnerships with minority universities, and research projects that allow students and teachers to participate in NASA missions. www.nasa.gov

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National Energy Technology Laboratory(NETL)

NETL, the Department of Energy's fossil energy research lab, has expertise in the areas of Energy Conversion Engineering, Materials Engineering, Geological & Environmental Systems, Systems Engineering and Analysis, Computational Science and Engineering, and Program Execution and Integration. Most recently, NETL is developing intramural and extramural research capabilities for separation and extraction of rare earth elements from coal and coal by-products. www.netl.doe.gov

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Niron Magnetics, Inc.

Niron Magnetics, Inc. is the leader in developing iron nitride magnets. Iron nitride is the most promising candidate to replace rare earth magnets, the best-performing magnetic materials today. Bulk iron nitride magnets were first demonstrated by Professor Jian-Ping Wang of the University of Minnesota in 2013. Since then, Niron has been working to improve the properties of iron nitride and develop commercial production. First principles calculations suggest that iron nitride magnets should eventually have twice the performance of rare earths. At the same time, the cost of producing magnets made with cheap, abundant and environmentally friendly iron and nitrogen should be a dramatic improvement.

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Seagate Technology LLC

Seagate creates space for the human experience by innovating how data is stored, shared, and used. For almost 40 years, we have driven innovation with precision-engineered hard drives and technology solutions that have empowered billions of people and businesses to realize their tasks and their dreams. To learn more about Seagate and our products please visit us at www.seagate.com.

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Sep-All

Sep-All is a materials manufacturing company focused on taking the best out of wastes. Sep-All has a unique, low-energy and green technology to manufacture nano materials and micro-powders (NMMP) from wastes. Sep-All research arm is currently partly dedicated on the recovery of rare-earths NMMP from electronic wastes and green technology products. www.sep-all.com.

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Shiloh Industries, Inc.

Shiloh Industries, Inc. is a leading global supplier of lightweighting, noise and vibration solutions to the automotive, commercial vehicle and industrial segments, capable of delivering solutions in aluminum, magnesium, steel and high-strength steel alloys to original equipment manufacturers and suppliers.

The company offers the broadest portfolio of lightweighting solutions in the industry through its BlankLight®, CastLight™ and StampLight™ brands. Shiloh designs and manufactures components in body, chassis and powertrain systems with expertise in precision blanks, ShilohCore acoustic laminates, aluminum and steel laser welded blanks, complex stampings, modular assemblies, aluminum and magnesium die casting, as well as precision machined components.

Shiloh has over 3,100 dedicated employees with operations, sales and technical centers throughout Asia, Europe and North America.  Lightweighting without Compromise®  shiloh.com

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Wyonics

Wyonics was founded in Laramie, Wyoming, with the mission to develop sustainable technologies and resources. We utilize a class of materials known as ionic liquids, which are specifically designed for each application, keeping in mind health and environmental safety and performance.

Wyonics has developed a process which can extract rare earth elements and other valuable materials directly from coal in minutes, transforming coal into a critical feedstock, too valuable to burn. We are working to make the process zero waste, through continued research and development.

Wyonics also works in a number of other arenas, such as instrumental development, biopolymeric materials, and nanomedicine. Our partnership brings combined expertise in many fields and industries, including: ionic liquids, biochemistry, electrochemistry, nanomaterials, organic synthesis, inorganic/analytical chemistry, biopolymers, toxicology, pharmacology, instrumental design, software development, and more. wyonics.com

 

For more information:

  • CMIaffiliates@ameslab.gov
  • CMI Affiliates Membership, The Ames Laboratory, 306 TASF, 2408 Pammel Drive, Ames, IA, 50011-1015