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Overview

 

Energy – it’s powering the world, and demand increases every day. Our global population will grow another 2 billion by 2050. Developing nations continue to modernize, and electric vehicles are replacing traditional combustion vehicles. A new global energy economy is emerging, requiring a long-term transformation, but pledges by countries and companies cover less than 20% of the gap in needed emissions reductions.* As the world strives to meet these global demands, it is imperative that we all collaborate to bring innovative, more efficient, and cleaner energy to everyone.

CoorsTek directly engages in enabling multiple energy solutions, helping to bring power to under-served regions and reducing emissions where needed. In the quest for cleaner energy, we supply critical components for solar and wind energy production, as well as advances in nuclear fusion. Our industry-leading technologies and innovations in advanced materials enable energy solutions all over the world.

*International Energy Administration, World Energy Outlook 2021

 

Hydrogen

 

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Hydrogen offers several ideal attributes to help solve the variable energy storage requirements of solar and wind renewable resources, all while simultaneously providing opportunities for emissions reductions. CoorsTek supports cleaner energy and decarbonization efforts with innovative technologies for both green and blue Hydrogen.

We offer solid oxide ceramic components for electrolyzers to produce green hydrogen, membrane solutions for blue hydrogen, and ceramic components that reduce the energy requirements for methane reforming. In addition, we are working to produce green fuels from CO2 and Hydrogen to reduce aviation emissions. We also have a long history in fuel cell components to supply clean microgrid power and electrical grid resilience.

Read more on our offerings for Hydrogen here

 

Nuclear. What's on the Horizon?

 

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Nuclear fusion holds the promise of harnessing the energy of the sun on Earth to offer a nearly emission-free energy source. CoorsTek has a long history of collaborating with nuclear fission companies, providing advanced materials for neutron absorbers and mechanical seals. We are currently working with several companies to develop innovative, critical material systems such as Boron Carbide for neutron shielding.

Although these projects are many years away from commercialization, today’s collaborations will help realize fusion’s future as a leading clean energy solution.

Read more on our offerings for Nuclear here.

 

Renewables & Sustainability

 

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Global development efforts focused on innovative, sustainable energy sources have pushed wind and solar to evolve from novel ideas to reliable sources of renewable energy. CoorsTek technologies and materials are an integral part of this advancement, with technical components used in a wide array of renewable and sustainable energy applications:

Solar PV cell production: SiSiC boats (reaction-bonded silicon carbide infiltrated with silicon)

Concentrated Solar Power: Thermal energy storage and extreme temperature systems

Wind: Silicon Nitride turbine bearing systems

Emissions and Power: Components to increase and manage performance

Read more on our offerings for Renewables & Sustainability here.

 

Oil & Gas and Chemicals

 

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Fossil fuel-based sources will continue to anchor the world’s expanding energy demands. Through our ongoing collaborations with oil and gas services companies, CoorsTek works to improve energy efficiency and minimize the impact to our environment. We also provide customizable advanced components for the unique requirements of the chemical industry. From drilling and completions to production, and from refining to chemical processing, CoorsTek components last longer, streamline operations, and reduce waste. 

Read more on our offerings for Oil & Gas and Chemicals here

 

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WHY CERAMICS?

Looking for more information on the properties of technical ceramics? Download, our eBook Ceramics: The Powerhouse of Advanced Materials for data charts and more.

A View to a Kiln

Ready to learn more? Download our most recent eBook on our methods and processes, A View to a Kiln.

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