$5.7M Contract to Research Low-Cost Titanium Production Underway
DID has covered the rising importance of titanium, as well as recent joint ventures and mergers designed to take advantage, political controversies, et. al. The MER-DuPont Titanium Consortium in Tucson, AZ recently received a $3.8 million increment of a $5.7 million technology investment agreement. Under the agreement, the consortium will design, build and demonstrate an electrolyzer to produce low-cost titanium from titanium oxide. Work will be performed in Tucson, AZ (88%) and Wilmington, DE (12%) and will be completed in August 2008 (HR0011-06-3-0007).
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) issued a solicitation in Federal Business Opportunities on February 8, 2005, and over 100 proposals were received.