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ASC Membership votes 8 members on to Board.

August 27, 2014

Membership of ASC elected 8 members to serve as Directors on the Council's Board, including: Ted Clark, Steve Rosenberg, Andy Johnston, Bob Marquette, Rusty Thompson, Chuck Williams, John Carroll, and Mark Schneider. Each Director will serve 3-year term beginning January 1, 2015. Each person was nominated by Council’s Board Nominating Committee, which meets once a year to discuss Board-level succession and determine who is interested in serving the Council as a Board Member. Read More

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Dr. Richard Raymond to deliver keynote address.

August 26, 2014

BIO announced that Dr. Richard Raymond, former undersecretary of agriculture for food safety at the USDA, will deliver keynote address at the 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit, which will be held Sept 16–18, 2014. As a leader in food safety, Dr. Raymond will share with Summit attendees what tools will be needed to enable U.S. agriculture to produce a safe, high-quality, and affordable product, and how education of policymakers needs to go hand-in-hand with scientific research. Read More

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New Process may help produce renewable fuels and chemicals.

August 26, 2014

Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "Lignin Valorization Through Integrated Biological Funneling and Chemical Catalysis", demonstrates a concept that provides opportunities for successful conversion of lignin into variety of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials for sustainable energy economy. Study shows that developing biological conversion processes for lignin-utilizing organism may enable new routes to overcome heterogeneity of lignin. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute Announces Dates for VSD 4-part webinar series.

August 26, 2014

Variable Speed Drives 4-part webinar series, led by industry experts, will examine how to improve pump systems reliability when using Variable Speed Drives (VSDs). Specifically, series covers how VSDs may be used to accommodate duty cycles with variable flow and head as well as applications to avoid. Topics will include energy optimization, life cycle reduction, single-phase to 3-phase power conversion, and inrush current reduction. Opening session will be held September 9, 2014. Read More

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Revised DOE Report recommends NEMA lighting standard.

August 26, 2014

U.S. DOE revised its October 2103 report, Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers: The Specifier's Process for Maximizing Success, to include recommendation of NEMA lighting standard, NEMA SSL 7A-2013 Phase Cut Dimming for Solid State Lighting: Basic Compatibility. Report specifies that for wall-box installation, NEMA SSL 7A-compliant dimmer be used with compliant LED sources. Pairing these products guarantees compatibility and ensures dimmer will not negate dimming claims of lamp/luminaire. Read More

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EPA Report Shows Progress in urban air toxics reduction.

August 26, 2014

As required under Clean Air Act (CAA), U.S. EPA's Second Integrated Urban Air Toxics Report informs Congress of progress in reducing public health risks from urban air toxics. National emissions and air quality data, showing reduction of air toxics across USA since CAA Amendments of 1990, include 66% reduction in benzene, ~60% reduction in mercury from man-made sources, 84% decrease of lead in outdoor air, and removal of ~1.5 million tons/year of air toxics from stationary and mobile sources. Read More

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Monthly Confidence Index eases from previous 2 months.

August 26, 2014

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released August 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry. Overall, confidence is 58.9, easing from previous 2 months’ indexes of 61.4. When asked to assess their business conditions over next 4 months, 18.2% of executives said they believe business conditions will improve, down from 28.6% in July, while 78.8% of respondents believe business conditions will remain the same, and 3% believe business conditions will worsen. Read More

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International CES Startup Exhibits grow by 50%.

August 25, 2014

Eureka Park Marketplace at 2015 International CES® will feature exhibits from 300 startups and is expected to span 35,000 net sq ft of exhibit space, up 59% from 22,000 net sq ft at 2014 CES. Along with startups in beginning stages of development, Eureka Park also will host more established, mid-stage startup companies looking to expand their growth. University Innovations, a Marketplace showcasing developments emerging from leading educational institutions, will be floored within Eureka Park. Read More