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From trash to treasure: Electronic waste is mined for rare earth elements, August 14, 2019

Scientists discover potential path to improving samarium-cobalt magnets, August 12, 2019

Critical Materials Institute: Shining new and better light on research and industry collaborations, August 2, 2019

Critical Materials Institute wins TechConnect National Innovation Award, May 30, 2019

Critical Materials: Researchers eye huge supply of rare earth elements from mining waste, March 13, 2019

R&D 100 Awards:

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News about CMI people:

Santa Jansone-Popova: Chemistry by design, June 4, 2019

Bruce Moyer: Chemical separations across energy eras, April 2, 2019

Orlando Rios, ORNL announcement of Great Minds in Stem award, August 23, 2018

Theresa Windus, Iowa State University LAS News, August 10, 2018, and Iowa State University LAS News, May 8, 2018

Carol Handwerker, 2018 TMS Fellow, March 14, 2018

LMD Light Metals Award to authors of a paper that notably exemplified the solution of a practical problem: David Weiss, Eck Industries; Orlando Rios, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Zachary Sims, University of Tennessee; Scott McCall, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and Ryan Ott, Ames Laboratory, March 14, 2018

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News about CMI partners:

FIPR Institute Awarded Collaborative Research Funding from Critical Materials Institute, August 15, 2019

ORNL-Eck Industries partnership fast-tracks high-performance alloys to market, April 10, 2019

Department of Energy Announces Technology Commercialization Fund Projects, Aug. 22, 2018:

  • ORNL, Momentum Technologies: Scale-up of Recycling Process to Develop Domestic Resources of High Purity Rare Earth Elements from E-Waste, $730,000

Forbes on iNEMI collaboration on creating circular economy for hard disk drives: Value recovery from hard disk drives, July 13, 2018

INL E-RECOV process featured in Clean Tech Alliance story about technology event: Showcase recap: Recycling electronic devices, July 10, 2018

Cerium-Aluminum Alloy, Eck and ORNL:

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News about Rare Earths, New or Critical Materials, and Their Uses:

Rutgers Today: Researchers find potential new source of rare earth elements, March 3, 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Magnets - Print, power repeat, August 1, 2018

Ames Laboratory: Finding better magnets faster with 3D metal printing prototyping, May 30, 2018

Ames Laboratory: Iowa cornfields could play a role in recycling old electronics, March 14, 2018

Ames Laboratory: New joint industry project will recycle domestic rare-earth materials using Critical Materials Institute technology, Jan. 22, 2018

Tesla more than doubles lithium-ion battery life, May 11, 2017

Apple's promise to end rare earth mineral mining is 100% unattainable today, April 20, 2017; April 21, 2017

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