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DOE's NREL Joins Europe's DERlab as new member.

June 26, 2012

U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been selected to be a member of nonprofit Association of European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories (DERlab). NREL was recognized for its research regarding integration of emerging energy technologies into new and existing electricity infrastructure. DERlab is international association of leading laboratories and research institutions in field of distributed energy resources equipment and systems. Read More

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AEM announces Statistics Outstanding Merit Award winners.

June 26, 2012

AEM has presented 93 member manufacturers with "Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards" for exemplary performance in AEM's data reporting programs. Their performance enhances association's ability to provide meaningful market information to member companies for business benchmarking and planning. Annual awards are based on data reporting timeliness, accuracy, consistency, and good corporate citizenship. Read More

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BIO International Convention showed record partnering activity.

June 26, 2012

Drawing 16,505 industry leaders from 49 states and 65 countries, 2012 BIO International Convention hosted record 25,291 partnering meetings and highlighted speakers who addressed critical global challenges as well as top issues in biotechnology. BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood noted that the majority of attendees had a positive outlook for the future of biotechnology. Greenwood also predicted effects from this week will help drive global biotechnology community and economic growth. Read More

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2012 Biotech Humanitarian Award honors Dr. Margaret Foti.

June 26, 2012

Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), CEO of the American Association for Cancer Research, has been selected as Honoree for 2012 Biotech Humanitarian Award for leadership in cancer research and advocacy. Specifically, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood cited Foti's "tireless efforts to improve cancer research and build an enhanced network of cancer researchers through the American Association for Cancer Research." During Foti's tenure as AACR CEO, membership grew to 34,000+ members. Read More

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NASA Langley Celebrates 5-year partnership with Sierra Nevada.

June 26, 2012

NASA's Langley Research Center and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems in Louisville, CO joined forces to update Langley's HL-20 lifting body vehicle design into Dream ChaserĀ® orbital crew vehicle, which is being developed as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Development program. Mark Sirangelo, Corporate VP and head of Sierra Nevada Space Systems, visited NASA Langley in Hampton, VA as part of this commemoration and joint corporate/government executive session on said program. Read More

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NEMA Urges Senate to act on Shaheen-Portman energy legislation.

June 25, 2012

In its letter to all Senate offices, NEMA - along with other manufacturers, trade associations, and affected parties - encouraged U.S. Senate to take up Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S 1000). NEMA President and CEO Evan Gaddis noted bi-partisan support behind S 1000 and said it "provides sensible energy solutions for our country, saves energy, and creates jobs." Gaddis continued, urging Senate to bring S 1000 to floor as soon as possible for voting and passage. Read More

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TITANIUM 2012 to be held October 7-10.

June 25, 2012

Titanium Mill Processing and Melting will be one of many speaker sessions to be presented at TITANIUM 2012, ITA's 28th annual conference and exhibition. Special Steel Research and Development Center, Shanghai, China, will discuss "Research of Hot Tandem Rolling Process of TC6 Titanium Alloy Bar." Paper by Wang Chuang titled "Research on the Surface Quality of CP Titanium Coils Treated in Vacuum Furnace" will examine surface defects on commercially pure titanium strip. Read More

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NEMA Responds to Energy and Water Appropriations bill.

June 25, 2012

NEMA Vice President of Government Relations Kyle Pitsor responded to passage of H.R. 5325, fiscal year 2013 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, by House of Representatives. After noting how the House has made investments in programs critical to electroindustry, Pitsor expressed disappointment concerning adoption of Burgess (R-TX) Amendment, reduction in ARPA-E, and failure to place sufficient value on benefits on energy efficiency. Read More