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Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Workshop to be held on June 12.

May 17, 2012

By attending Green Manufacturer Network's Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Workshop on June 12, manufacturing executives can learn how to make their company's operations more sustainable, eco-friendly, and profitable. Attendees will tour Purdy Professional Painting Tools to see a zero-waste-to-landfill program in action. Remainder of workshop will be held at Portland's LEED® Gold Certified Ecotrust building, with additional presentations providing insight on approaches to achieve zero-waste-to-landfill. Read More

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NREL Develops Method for energy GHG emissions assessment.

May 17, 2012

NREL developed approach to assessing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coal, wind, solar, and other energy technologies that precisely portrays environmental penalties and benefits of different technologies. As harmonization of variant estimates of GHG emissions, method could help sharpen decisions on what new energy projects to build. NREL analysts looked at 2,000+ studies across several energy technologies, applied quality controls, and narrowed range of estimates for GHG emissions. Read More

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UIC Program Draft addresses hydraulic fracturing practices.

May 17, 2012

U.S. EPA released draft underground injection control (UIC) program permitting guidance for class II wells that use diesel fuels during hydraulic fracturing activities. It outlines for EPA permit writers, where EPA is the permitting authority, requirements for diesel fuels used for hydraulic fracturing wells, technical recommendations for permitting those wells, and description of diesel fuels for EPA underground injection control permitting. Read More

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ASTM Standards Compilation offers 8 green meetings guidelines.

May 17, 2012

In one online compilation, ASTM Standards for Green Meetings provides meeting and event planners as well as their suppliers with guidelines and performance measurements for creating environmentally sustainable (green) meetings, events, trade shows, or conferences. Specifications cover evaluation and selection of destinations, exhibits, transportation, A/V and production, communication/marketing materials, onsite offices, food/beverage, and venues. Read More

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SME Education Foundation grants Edge Factor $100,000.

May 17, 2012

SME Education Foundation has grant-funded $100,000 to The Edge Factor, a film and media company that features real life manufacturing stories, for Metal and Flesh, the next in a series of HD videos created to elevate and celebrate manufacturing engineering innovation. Edge Factor's ultimate goal is to revolutionize stereotype of manufacturing as a dark and dirty industry to one that is filled with extreme technology, advanced innovations, and exhilarating careers for Gen Y. Read More

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Laser Safety Training Course includes Canadian regulations.

May 17, 2012

In response to significant rise in Canadian participation, Laser Institute of America (LIA) expanded its online Laser Safety Officer Training course to include latest Canadian rules regulating use of laser devices. Among key differences between U.S. and Canadian regulations, according to LIA Education Director Gus Anibarro, is the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (REDA) that emerged in 1985. Additionally, online course has been broken into separately accessible topics to facilitate use. Read More

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ASTM Publication addresses static and dynamic spinal implants.

May 17, 2012

Available in print or as e-book, Static and Dynamic Spinal Implants: Are We Evaluating Them Appropriately? is a collection of 21 peer-reviewed papers available from ASTM International. Publication covers interbody fusion devices, disc and nucleus devices, in-vitro testing methods, and longitudinal systems, as well as latest testing technology, including precision and bias methods, impingement of motion preserving technologies, and subsidence of interbody fusion devices. Read More

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Madison Students take first place in rocketry challenge.

May 17, 2012

Students from Madison West High School in Madison, WI placed first at 10th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge finals, besting 99 teams from across the country to earn title of national champion in contest that puts kids on track for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Madison West will travel to London before 2012 Summer Olympic Games to defend America's 2011 championship title at the Farnborough International Air Show to compete with teams from U.K. and France. Read More