Ceramic Industry News

Ceralink Wins DOE Industrial Energy Efficiency Challenge

Ceralink Inc. announced that it is the top winner in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial Energy Efficiency Grand Challenge. The award will fund the development of transformational industrial processes and technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease energy demand. The challenge included universities, national laboratories and companies of all sizes. Ceralink was the largest winner, selected to win three awards totaling $1.21 million.

Ceralink’s technology advancements will expand the use of microwaves and radio frequency (RF) for the direct heating of materials. “We are extremely pleased to come out the top winner competing with so many high tech companies including Fortune 100s,” said Patricia Strickland, Ceralink CEO.

The company’s first project is to establish the manufacturing potential of FastFuseTM, an RF lamination technology that offers ultra-rapid, low-energy lamination for glass and ceramics. A second project will study the use of microwave heating to reduce energy usage in hydrocarbon cracking. Finally, the third project will demonstrate limestone calcination using microwave assist technology (MAT), a hybrid technology that uses a combination of microwave and radiant energy and is projected to cut energy consumption by 50%.

For more information, visit www.ceralink.com,


Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

October 2014 Issue Highlights

Our October 2014 issue is now available!

Posted: January 29, 2015


Ceramics Expo podcast
Editor Susan Sutton discusses the upcoming Ceramics Expo with event director Adam Moore.
More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI March 2015 cover

2015 March

We're focusing on thermal processes and decorating in this issue. Check it out!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Daily News

We know where you find the latest ceramic industry news (ahem), but where do you catch up on the rest of your daily news?
View Results Poll Archive


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!