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Dunand Project Pursues Up-Cycling Pipeline for Lanthanum

In collaboration with Boeing and Eck Industries, David Dunand’s proposal for the up-cycling of lanthanum-cerium alloys in aerospace components is one of 30 recently funded through a Department of Energy initiative targeting industrial emissions reduction and manufacturing of clean energy technologies.  Lanthanum is commonly found in the coatings of fluorescent lightbulbs, and would represent a means of repurposing materials that would otherwise be destined for a landfill at the end of their initial usage.  The resulting cerium-lanthanum-aluminum alloy is lighter and cheaper than the current cerium-titanium components, allowing for greater durability and fuel efficiency in the aircraft containing the new parts.  Learn more here.

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