News about CMI Partners


ORNL wins four FLC technology transfer awards, Feb. 19, 2018



Eck Industries exclusively licenses cerium-aluminum alloy co-developed by ORNL, June 7, 2017

Novel aluminum alloy could boost rare earth production, June 10, 2016

audio file: interview with David Weiss, vice president at of Engineering R&D at Eck, June 2017



Oak Ridge National Laboratory: ORNL is developing methods to recover rare earth magnets from used hard drives, Sept. 28, 2016 Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra to lead Energy Department's Clean Energy Investment Center, Jan. 5, 2016

BloombergBusiness: Molycorp bids said to top miner's own price amid sales feud, Jan. 5, 2016

New elements on periodic table:



Bloomberg BNA: Last U.S. rare earth mine idles due to market (subscription required), Sept. 1, 2015

The Denver Post: Molycorp path to bankruptcy ran through global politics, market shifts, July 5, 2015

Idaho State Journal: Danielson, Kotek visit INL, July 1, 2015

Bloomberg Business News: Running from rare earth metals, June 30, 2015

Idaho National Laboratory: Energy Innovation Laboratory earns green design, construction awards, January 14, 2015



Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Researchers Call on Titan to Help Solve the Shaky Future of Rare Earth Magnets, December 10, 2014

Oak Ridge National Laboratory: ORNL Thermomagnetic Processing Method Provides Path to New Materials, November 6, 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

New building at Idaho National Laboratory:



Purdue University news story, Nov. 15, 2013

OLI joins the Critical Materials Institute

Reverse mining:  Scientists extract rare earth materials from consumer products, March 7, 2013

UCDavis: Navrotsky Participates in DOE-funded Research Project, Led by Ames Lab, January 11, 2013

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory:  DOE launches rare earth metals research hub, January 11, 2013

Cytec named as key member of new Department of Energy funded institute, January 11, 2013

Idaho National Laboratory to Join in Research Effort to Address Shortages in Rare Earth and Other Critical Materials, January 9, 2013