Titanium can be cheapened

If the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao were to be built now, a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge could save a lot of money. These have invented an electrochemical method for the direct reduction of titanium oxide and the collection of pure titanium. If it can be repeated in a laboratory on an industrial scale, the costs of this precious material would be considerably reduced, since titanium oxide can be easily extracted from mines.

Eusko Jaurlaritzako Industria, Merkataritza eta Turismo Saila