Association News

Association News

Several Groups urge DOE funding for military biofuel project.

April 27, 2012

Biotechnology Industry Organization, Advanced Biofuels Association, Algal Biomass Organization, Airlines for America, and National Farm Bureau Federation recently wrote Senate Appropriations Committee. Letter asks leaders to include authorization for U.S. Department of Energy to transfer funds necessary to DOE's support of interagency Defense Production Act project to ramp up production of military aviation and diesel fuels, which also will aid in future commercial applications. Read More

Association News

International Institute of Welding to hold Annual Assembly in July.

April 27, 2012

Scheduled for July 8-13, 2012, IIW's 65th Annual Assembly will provide opportunity for those involved in welding and allied joining technologies to meet with counterparts from all over the world. During the week, IIW's 23 technical working units will provide framework for discussions and presentations about latest technological innovations and pioneering advances in the field. Various groups will focus on key aspects of materials joining and hot topics that are of prime relevance to industry. Read More

Association News

Titanium Fundamentals Workshops will take place regionally.

April 27, 2012

ITA will sponsor its "Fundamentals of Titanium" workshops in Rosemont, IL on May 22; Charlotte, NC on July 17; Atlanta, GA on October 7; and Houston, Texas on October 24. Educational series provides detailed information on types, uses, and properties of titanium alloys. According to ITA executive director Jennifer Simpson, attendees will benefit from overview of titanium's history as well as titanium metallurgy concepts. "Fundamentals of Titanium Online Course" is also available. Read More

Association News

SPE announces new officers.

April 26, 2012

SPE installed James S. Griffing as its new president, who will be succeeded by president-elect, Jon Ratzlaff, at ANTEC 2013. SPE has also announced its 2012-2013 Executive Committee: Willem De Vos (CEO), Dick Cameron (Senior VP), Dr. Raed S. Al-Zubi (VP/Secretary), Dr. Gregory A. Campbell (VP/Treasurer), Vijay Boolani (VP/Technical Programming/Publishing), William D. Arendt (VP/Event Management), Olivier Crave (VP/Marketing), and Dr. Jeffrey H. Helms (VP/Society Operations). Read More

Association News

Federal Agency Partnership to focus on unconventional natural gas/oil research.

April 26, 2012

U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of the Interior announced formal partnership to coordinate and align all research associated with development of nation's unconventional natural gas and oil resources. Partnership exemplifies cross-government coordination required under President Obama's executive order, which created new Interagency Working Group to Support Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources. Read More

Association News

EPA publishes U.S. greenhouse gas inventory.

April 26, 2012

According to Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2010, overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2% from previous year. Trend is attributed to increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with expanding economy, and increased demand for electricity for air conditioning due to warmer summer weather. Total emissions of 6 main greenhouse gases in 2010 were equivalent to 6,822 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. Read More

Association News

Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles is released by ANSI.

April 26, 2012

Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles v1.0 assesses standards, codes, and regulations, as well as conformance and training programs, needed to facilitate safe, mass deployment of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. Roadmap focuses on plug-in electric vehicles, both full battery electric and hybrids. Standardization issues that relate to consumer adoption, including EV safety, affordability, interoperability, performance, and environmental impact, are considered. Read More

Association News

Credentialing for Stronger U.S. Workforce is subject of interagency meeting.

April 26, 2012

On April 11, 21 federal government representatives from 10 different agencies met at ANSI headquarters in Washington, D.C. for third Interagency Best Practices - ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 meeting. Bi-annual meetings enable agency representatives to share insights and consider possible models for creating/implementing credentialing programs, within and outside their agencies, that will foster robust and successful U.S. workforce. Read More