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R&D 100 Awards:

Ames Laboratory: Rare-earth magnet recycling tech wins innovation award, August 28, 2018

Ames Laboratory: Critical Materials Institute names new director, May 22, 2018

Machine Design: 3D printing behind the scenes, May 7, 2018

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News about CMI people:

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:

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:

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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