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NREL helps "supersize" butanol production.

July 3, 2012

Team of scientists from Cobalt Technologies assembled at NREL to supersize their process for making renewable butanol. Cobalt had proven in the lab that its anaerobic microorganism could take organic feedstocks and convert them into biobutanol. Cobalt's team was able to leverage NREL's Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility for their scale-up testing. IBRF's equipment can support industry partners looking to evaluate new technologies in demonstration-size facility. Read More

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EPA honors Green Chemistry Challenge Award winners.

July 3, 2012

EPA recently recognized innovative chemical technologies that have potential to prevent pollution. Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards recognize leading researchers and innovators who create safer and more sustainable chemical designs, processes, and products that reduce need to use chemicals that pollute environment and threaten Americans' health. Categories include: Academic, Small Business, Greener Synthetic Pathways, Greener Reaction Conditions, and Designing Greener Chemicals. Read More

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Online Tool informs global urban infrastructure investments.

July 3, 2012

Web platform, developed under U.S. Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability (JIUS) during Rio+20 Conference, serves as entry point for everyone from local officials to investors looking for best strategies for investment in urban sustainability. Featuring expertise from public and private sector leaders, interactive online tool highlights key links between policies, funding, and on-the-ground projects that can help drive urban sustainability investment. Read More

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Workshops address challenges of lean transformations.

July 3, 2012

Lean Enterprise Institute announced one of its most comprehensive programs of lean management workshops with opening of registration for 17 workshops in Indianapolis, IN, Sept 18-20, 2012. Sessions will address both technical and social aspects of lean manufacturing and lean service transformations. Workshops will focus on how to develop lean management systems, cultures, and behaviors, as well as help managers apply lean tools to manufacturing, job shops, services, IT, and product development. Read More

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Broadband passes 600 million subscriber milestone.

July 3, 2012

According to figures published by Broadband Forum and prepared by broadband industry analysts Point Topic, global total of broadband subscribers soared to over 600 million in first quarter of 2012, indicating further acceleration in growth as over 100 million new lines were added in less than 18 months. Asia continues to be biggest overall region with 262,080,147 subscribers in total, having added 8,575,397 new lines at growth rate of 3.38% in quarter and 15.19% in year. Read More

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ASTM Committee supports radiation processing industry.

July 3, 2012

ASTM Subcommittee E10.01 on Radiation Processing: Dosimetry and Applications has been reorganized as ASTM Committee E61 on Radiation Processing. New main committee will revise and maintain existing Subcommittee E10.01 standards as well as develop new standards that cover entire irradiation process, from dosimetry selection to analysis of routine processing results. Committee E61 will continue to sponsor Workshops on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing. Read More

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NEMA Welcomes federal transportation funding compromise.

July 3, 2012

NEMA welcomed bipartisan approval by House and Senate of legislation to consolidate and reauthorize federal highway and transit programs. Package includes support for developing and deploying technology solutions to increase efficiency of U.S. roadways and make them safer and less congested. NEMA worked to include beneficial provisions in this new law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), which sets funding levels and requirements through September 2014. Read More

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ASTM approves seamless nickel alloy pipe and tube standard.

July 3, 2012

Developed by Subcommittee B02.07 on Refined Nickel and Cobalt and Their Alloys, ASTM B983, Specification for Precipitation Hardened or Cold Worked, Seamless Nickel Alloy Pipe and Tube will be used to define strength and corrosion resistance of covered alloys. ASTM B983 outlines chemical composition ranges and heat treatment parameters that users will need to obtain minimum mechanical properties listed in standard. Three primary alloys covered include UNS N07022, UNS N07725, and UNS N07740. Read More