In Case You Missed It: Business News from the Field

JOM, Feb 2018

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In Case You Missed It: Business News from the Field

JOM In Case You Missed It: Business News from the Field Lynne Robinson 0 1 Höganäs Acquires STC 0 1 Metasphere Höganäs 0 1 Ceramic Powders division 0 1 ceramic 0 1 a start-up based in Luleå 0 1 carbides 0 1 ceramics at very high temperatures. 0 1 0 Kibaran Resources to Expand Range of Graphite Products Johannesburg , South Africa: Kibaran Resources plans to accelerate 1 Magazine Editor , at Do you have business - themagazine or industry news of interest to the minerals, metals, and materials community? Submit your announcement or press release to for consideration. the commercialization of battery graphite production during 2018 by establishing a pilot plant in Germany. The plant is battery-grade graphite by the end of the year. Together with the sale of graphite concentrate from its Epanko graphite project in Tanzania, the pilot plant will enable Kibaran to supply the full range of graphite products. GFG Alliance Seeks Dominance in Renewable Energy Dingwall, Scotland: In a bid to become the United Kingdom’s largest provider of renewable energy, GFG Alliance will acquire Green Highland Renewables via its subsidiary SIMEC Energy. This move will double SIMEC’s existing portfolio. In addition, the company has proposed constructing eight new hydroelectric plants and is consulting on plans for a 54-turbine wind farm. EU Project Focuses on Large Composite Part Manufacturing Paterna, Spain: The plastics technology center, AIMPLAS, is coordinating a European project with the goal of manufacturing methods for large composite parts in vehicles, trains, and trucks. Known as Recotrans, this project uses materials that are hybrids of thermoplastic polymeric composites and metals. Recotrans is projected to last 42 months and has 13 participating partners from seven countries. Funding for the project was received from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. (Pictured left): The Christophe de Margerie LNG Tanker, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and commissioned by Sovcomflot, won the award for Engineering Project of the Year at the 2017 Platts Global Energy Awards. The tanker is capable of sailing through ice up to 2.1 meters thick and, in August 2017, became the world’s first merchant vessel to independently travel the full length of the Northern Sea Route. (Image courtesy DSME)


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In Case You Missed It: Business News from the Field, JOM, 2018, 255-255, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-018-2756-9