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Li-Cycle opens lithium-ion battery recycling ‘Spoke’ in Alabama

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Li-Cycle, a leading North American recycler of lithium-ion batteries, has launched commercial operations at an advanced recycling facility in Tuscaloosa that will support the company’s growing electric-vehicle battery supply customer base across the Southeast. Li-Cycle’s Alabama Spoke, as the facility is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

HudsonAlpha teams with Dothan on Wiregrass biotech institute

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DOTHAN, Alabama — The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced a public-private partnership today with the City of Dothan to create the HudsonAlpha Wiregrass Institute to advance education, agricultural research and economic development through entrepreneurship. Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba said the partnership has the potential to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Aerospace research in Alabama powers new industry discoveries

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Researchers in Alabama are leading efforts to expand and sharpen the capabilities of the global aerospace and aviation industries. Their focus varies widely, from deep space exploration to military helicopter operations, with the projects happening in laboratories across the state. “Some of the most...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama aerospace industry blasts off with dynamic developments

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Spaceplane landings. New generation launch systems. A “digital first” factory to advance hypersonic technologies. Rocket engines roaring to life. Research accelerating 3-D printed parts in commercial aircraft. In case you missed a headline or two, these dynamic developments are taking shape right now in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

$120 million AUBix data center opens in Auburn as high-tech catalyst

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AUBURN, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined company leaders, local officials and others at a grand opening ceremony today for AUBix, a $120 million data center in Auburn that will give businesses and public entities across Alabama a technological edge and enhanced access to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama researchers focus on peanut genome to improve harvests

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Peanuts are an important part of rural Alabama’s economy, and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is doing innovative research aimed at producing healthier harvests. Scientists at the Huntsville facility have partnered with the state’s farmers and agricultural industry leaders on genomic projects involving peanuts.

Written by Dawn Azok

FAA, Army turn to Auburn University additive center for 3-D printing research

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AUBURN, Alabama — Auburn University’s additive manufacturing research center is teaming with federal aviation authorities to improve commercial air travel by raising the reliability of 3-D printed metal aircraft components. The researchers at Auburn’s National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence — NCAME, for short...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Startups in unique Techstars accelerator to share future of energy at Demo Day

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Nine entrepreneurs participating in a specialized energy-focused accelerator in Birmingham will outline the vision behind their business plans at a live Demo Day event on Tuesday. The founders of these promising startups traveled from seven states and Canada to participate in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Telemedicine startup MomentMD establishing Alabama headquarters

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Florida-based telemedicine startup MomentMD is establishing a headquarters in Birmingham after receiving an investment from the Alabama Futures Fund (AFF), a seed-stage venture capital fund created to support entrepreneurial activity in the state. MomentMD has developed a comprehensive telemedicine platform designed...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Northrop Grumman opens new Huntsville facility for next-gen missile work

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Northrop Grumman Corp. announced today it has opened a new facility in Huntsville to support the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, adding new jobs to the region and expanding its role supporting important national security and civil...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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