MPI Newsletter - Category: CR3news

CR3 Fall Meeting October 13-14

Join us for the 2014 Fall Meeting of the Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling (CR3) on October 13 and 14 at KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.  The meeting is open to all members and interested guests.  Guests will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to attending the meeting. Meeting logistics and agenda for […]

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CR3 Spring Meeting April 29-30

Join us for the 2014 Spring Meetings of the Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling (CR3) on April 29 and 30 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA.  The meeting is open to all members and interested guests.  Guests will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to attending the meeting. Meeting logistics and […]

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MPI Involved in LM3I – a $148 Million White House Initiative

The Metal Processing Institute (MPI) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is one of four core academic facilities comprising the American Lightweight and Modern Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (LM3I), a new $148 million initiative recently announced by the White House that is aimed at helping to revitalize the nation’s manufacturing capabilities and competitiveness. LM3I is part […]

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WPI awarded $7.4 million by Army Research Lab

WPI is the lead institution on a $7.4 million, multi-university award from the U.S. Army.  Richard Sisson, WPI professor and Director of the Center for Heat Treating Excellence, is the PI.  Diran Apelian (WPI professor/Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI), Yan Wang (WPI professor/Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling (CR3)), Makhlouf Makhlouf (WPI […]

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CR3 Technology Nominated as Breakthrough

The Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling is pleased to announce that The Continuous Flow Device has been nominated for inclusion in the 2014 Compendium of Industry-Nominated Technology Breakthroughs.  The device is an outcome of the CR3 project: Accurate and Precise Optoelectronic Measurement of Molten Metal Chemistry.  The research was conducted by Professor Diran Apelian, […]

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2014 European Rare Earth Resources Conference

The first ever European Rare Earth Resources (EURARE) Conference will be held September 4-6, 2014 in Milos, Greece.  The objective of the conference is to set the basis for development of a European Rare Earth Element (REE) industry.  It will safeguard the uninterrupted supply of REE raw materials and products crucial for sectors of the […]

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Aluminum Integrated Minimill to Transform Aluminum Processing

Energy Research Company and wTe Corporation (members of the Center for Resource Recovery&Recycling (CR3)) along with Materials Strategies LLC have won an award from the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program to develop an Aluminum Integrated Minimill (AIM).  AIM will use 100% mixed aluminum scrap as the input to produce a specification cast product in a […]

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Diran Apelian Keynote Speaker at ARABAL

The 17th Arab International Aluminum Conference 2013 was held in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, November 5-7, 2013.  Diran Apelian, WPI Professor and Director of the Metal Processing Institute (MPI), presented Knowledge Creation and Innovation Through Partnerships and Collaboration.  Arabal is the premier trade event for the Middle East’s aluminum industry.

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WPI Awarded NSF Grant to Develop a Closed Loop Industrial Recycling Method for the End-of-life Li-ion Batteries

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will collaborate with wTe Corporation to develop a novel lithium ion (Li-ion) battery recycling process that aims to create a closed loop industrial recycling method for the end-of-life Li-ion batteries.  The process will combine the WPI hydrometallurgical process and wTe sensor-based technology, which enables the transformation of on-going laboratory research to […]

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