Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security.
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2021
23 Nov 2021

SkyNano LLC

SkyNano LLC is a Tennessee-based start-up focusing on the electrochemical production of carbon additives using greenhouse gases as inputs. In October 2021, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr. Hydra Rodrigues spoke to Dr. Anna Douglas, Co-Founder & CEO of SkyNano Technologies.
22 Nov 2021

Polymer Discovery Gives 3D Printed Sand Super Strength

Researchers have designed a novel polymer to bind and strengthen silica sand for binder jet additive manufacturing, a 3D-printing method used by industries for prototyping and part production.
15 Nov 2021

New Method Resolves Materials Joining in Solid-State Batteries

Scientists have developed a scalable, low-cost method to improve the joining of materials in solid-state batteries, resolving one of the big challenges in the commercial development of safe, long-lived energy storage systems.
2 Sep 2021

High Power Wireless Vehicle Charging Technology

The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed its wireless charging technology for electric vehicles to Brooklyn-based HEVO. The system could one day enable electric vehicles to be charged as they are driven at highway speeds.
2 Aug 2021

'Founding Father' of Lithium Ion Batteries Helps Solve 40 Year Problem

In the late 1970s, M. Stanley Whittingham was the first to describe the concept of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, an achievement for which he would share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Yet even he couldn't have anticipated the complex materials science challenges that would arise as these batteries came to power the world's portable electronics.
7 Jul 2021

Orbital Composites

Orbital Composites is a 3D printing company focussing on composite material.
26 May 2021

Massivit 3D

Massivit 3D is an Israeli 3D Printing company that manufactures and sells large-format thermoset deposition printers and materials. IDTechEx spoke with Ido Eylon, VP of Global Sales and Marketing at Massivit 3D.
13 May 2021

Massivit 3D

Massivit 3D is a 3D Printing company that formed in 2013 and specialises in large volume printers. In April 2021, they launched a new product called Massivit 3D 5000.
4 May 2021

Thin Film Electronics ASA

Thin Film Electronics ASA is a publicly listed company (OSE/OTCQX) in Norway with corporate headquarters in Oslo and global headquarters in San Jose, California. The company used to work on flexible electronic products such as NFC-based tags and now it focuses on thin-film solid-state batteries.
27 Apr 2021

Innovation in Carbon Capture Technology

There are significant research efforts aiming to boost the effectiveness of CO2 capturing technology and facilitate deployment of what could be a vital technology in the fight against climate change.
12 Feb 2021

Sustainable Alternative Fuels 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: Dr Alex Holland
5 Feb 2021

General Graphene Corporation

General Graphene Corporation produce roll-to-roll CVD graphene. IDTechEx spoke with Kevin Weir, Director of Business Development
28 Jan 2021

Prometheus Fuels

Prometheus Fuels are a US start-up looking to produce drop-in electro-fuels through use of their carbon capture and electrochemical cell technology.
2020
22 Dec 2020

New Class of Cobalt-Free Cathodes for Next-Gen Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers have developed a new family of cathodes with the potential to replace the costly cobalt-based cathodes typically found in today's lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and consumer electronics.
9 Dec 2020

A Defect-resistant Superalloy for 3D Printing

In recent years, it has become possible to use laser beams and electron beams to "print" engineering objects that have complex shapes that could not be achieved by conventional manufacturing routes. The additive manufacturing process, known widely as 3D printing, for metallic materials involves melting and fusing fine-scale powder particles — each about ten times finer than a grain of local beach sand — in sub-millimeter-scale "pools" created by focusing a laser or electron beam on the material.
8 Dec 2020

Smart Cities Emerging Materials Markets 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Alex Holland, Dr Michael Dent and Dr Richard Collins
27 Nov 2020

High Voltage Hybrid Cars, Buses and Trucks 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Edmondson and Dr David Wyatt
9 Nov 2020

Solid Power

Solid Power is a spin-out from the University of Colorado Boulder developing sulfide-based all solid-state batteries (ASSB) and has been in operation since 2014.
3 Nov 2020

Electric, Hybrid & Fuel Cell Light Commercial Vehicles 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr David Wyatt and Luke Gear
8 Oct 2020

AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science (Part 2)

IDTechEx attended 2 leading conferences on the impact of AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science, from both R&D to production.