Category Archive: Industry

Apr 18

Cold fusion: news from US military contractors

Lockheed Martin declares development of a new nuclear fusion reactor “like no other”. The US defense contractor says that the reactor is no bigger than a shipping container, but could power 80,000 homes. The defense company estimates that just 25 pounds of fuel could run the reactor for an entire year, non-stop, and generate a …

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Sep 11

Twist on Alcoa’s plant in Sardinia

Italian Ministry of Development Corrado Passera shows today an opening on negotiations to find alternative investors for the aluminium plants in Sardinia isle. After denying the Ministry received firm bids to buy the installations (here), he denies he “ever said it is a mission impossible” (here) and invites Glencore and Klesch (that put their bids in …

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Sep 09

The mysterious bids on ALCOA’s plant in Sardinia

The Italian government has received only generic expressions of interest in Alcoa Inc’s loss-making aluminium plant on the island of Sardinia and there is no firm bid on the table, Industry Minister Corrado Passera told Reuters on Sunday. But Unions and Regione Sardegna disprove and say that Glencore and Klesch are interested and made their …

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Jul 11

€8.1 billion investment in EU research and innovation

The European Commission has today announced the final and biggest ever set of calls for proposals for research under its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). In total €4.8 billion is dedicated to thematic research priorities. Industrial innovation will be supported through close-to-market activities such as piloting, demonstration, standardisation and technology transfer. Special attention will be given …

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