IntoCeramics Blog

Technology | Economics

Mining From Brine - Sourcing Critical Minerals to Meet Growing Demand

“Water, Water Everywhere Nor Any Drop To Drink” At IntoCeramics, we spend a lot of time thinking about materials – most of them solid minerals.

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Manufacturing | Technology | Economics

The Rise and Fall of Pozzolans - Learning from Ancient Builders

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana, The Life of Reason (1905)

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Manufacturing | Operations | Technology

Making Ceramic Building Products from Clay or Waste - Ya Gotta Go to the Source!

Everyone at IntoCeramics started – and spent – much of our career in the traditional ceramic industry, making building products like ceramic tile, pav...

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Consulting | Analysis

Pressing Start - Beginning the Stage Gate Process

In a previous blog, we described our 4-stage project methodology where the results of one phase lead to the next - or they don’t.

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Analysis | Economics

Putting Rare in Context - The Relative Abundance of Critical Materials

With the rapid acceleration in demand for raw materials used in the manufacture of batteries, motors, and other climate-tech enablers, the term “rare ...

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Technology | Analysis

Material Characterization – Thermal Gradient Testing Saves Time and Money

In recent blogs, we have described how we test the chemistry and mineralogy of clients’ samples using x-ray fluorescence (XRF) and x-ray diffraction (...

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Leadership | Economics

Geopolitics and Alternative Energy Adoption – Can We Learn from Success?

“History informs us of past mistakes from which we can learn without repeating them. It also inspires us and gives confidence and hope bred of victori...

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Manufacturing | Leadership | Economics

CO2 Generation Is Not Just From Burning Fossil Fuels

The IntoCeramics team participated in the IMFORMED Minerals Rendezvous online forum held on April 14th. This post is the second in a series devoted to...

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Operations | Leadership | Economics

A World of Climate Change and Electrification Will Depend on Minerals

The IntoCeramics team participated in the IMFORMED Minerals Rendezvous online forum held on April 14th.

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Manufacturing | Economics

How Ceramic Processing Can Help Sequester Hazardous Materials

One of the best things about being a ceramic engineer is that we need only a passing knowledge of organic chemistry. And that’s good because organic c...

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