Biomanufacturing, Manufacturing, Materials, Process Intensification

Several members at RAPID’s Technology Speed Dating event made numerous connections and business matches last month. In all, 27 members disseminated information on their process intensification (PI) technologies—from nascent concepts and technologies to more mature ones with possibilities for additional applications — all of which encompassed RAPID...

Composites, Innovation, Manufacturing, Materials

Manufacturing USA's The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a 160+ member, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and U.S. Department of Energy driven consortium committed to increasing domestic production capacity and manufacturing jobs across the U.S. composites industry, announces the Phase I completion of a project...

Biomanufacturing, Manufacturing, Materials, Process Intensification

At the recent AIChE 2018 Spring Meeting, RAPID Technical Program Manager, Ignasi Palou-Rivera interviewed Prof. Brown, the founding director of the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) at Iowa State and noted author of several books on biofuels, biomass and biorenewables. (Iowa State is currently a project lead on one of RAPID’s jump start projects.)

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Composites, Innovation, Manufacturing, Materials

The 9 meter demonstration blade made from the Elium® thermoplastic resin on the IACMI (Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation) site in the United States has been nominated for a JEC Innovation Award 2018 in the “Sustainable Development” category.


Wind blade cross-section

Arkema showcased at JEC 2018, from 6 to 8 March 2018, its...

Education, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Jobs, Materials, Workforce

College & University Faculty Team Recommends Paths to Building Competencies and Workforce Strategies for New Lightweighting Technologies.

A new report from leading higher education and workforce experts details a second set of recommendations for colleges and universities to modify current curricula to reflect the knowledge and skills necessary for...