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EPA SmartWay Awards honor green freight industry leaders.

September 30, 2014

EPA today announced winning freight companies of 2014 SmartWay Excellence Awards. Winners represent top 5% of SmartWay performers regarding fuel efficiency improvement as well as greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution reduction. Those honored include Hewlett-Packard, Lowe’s Companies, The Home Depot U.S.A., Johns Manville, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, SC Johnson and Son, Nordstrom, Expeditors International of Washington, Menlo Logistics, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, and ShipCarsNow. Read More

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HI Launches Modeling Tool that simulates pump operations.

September 29, 2014

Hydraulic Institute (HI) offers P•SMART (Pump System Modeling and Reporting Tool) software, which helps mechanical engineers, pump end-users, engineering consultants, and distributors simulate pump operations prior to installation. Functionality furthers understanding of effects on pipeline systems via hydraulic system components visualization, sizing by drawing schematics on FLO-sheet, as well as adding static conditions to simulate multiple operating scenarios. Read More

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EPA Recognizes Recycling Efforts in SMM Electronics Challenge.

September 29, 2014

EPA gathered leaders from Best Buy, Dell, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Sprint, and Staples in Washington, D.C. to celebrate their environmental achievements. Furthermore, EPA recognized Best Buy, Dell, Sprint, and Samsung as SMM Electronics Champion award winners for demonstrating significant environmental, social, and economic outcomes that exceed Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge requirements. Read More

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EPA Helps Five State Capitals develop green infrastructure.

September 29, 2014

EPA will provide technical assistance to help Austin, TX; Carson City, NV.; Columbus, OH; Pierre, SD; and Richmond, VA develop green infrastructure that will contribute to greener neighborhoods and increase resiliency to climate change impacts. Recipients were selected by EPA for 2014 Greening America's Capitals program via national competition. Each neighborhood project will focus on incorporating green infrastructure by using vegetation, soils, and natural processes to manage stormwater. Read More

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ASC Cites Mobile-Based Visitor Count as drive to enhance websites.

September 29, 2014

ASC revamped its adhesives.org and sealants.org–to websites to include responsive web design (RWD), which provides optimal viewing experience across diverse devices (including mobile phones and tablets). As noted by ASC president Matthew E. Croson, "making our email campaigns and websites responsive and mobile friendly gives our users the best possible experience, making it easier for them to view items, react to information we are sharing, and connect on the engagement platforms." Read More

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BIO expresses concerns with Sunshine Act implementation.

September 26, 2014

BIO President and CEO James Greenwood joined AdvaMed President and CEO Stephen Ubl and PhRMA President and CEO John Castellani in letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner highlighting ongoing concerns about potential lack of necessary context around Sunshine data release. Physician Payments Sunshine Act, section 6002 of Affordable Care Act of 2010, will provide transparency in industry collaboration with teaching hospitals, physicians; and report physician ownership and investment interests. Read More

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NREL Industry Growth Forum attracts clean energy companies.

September 26, 2014

Scheduled for Oct 28 and 29, NREL's Industry Growth Forum will feature 30 clean energy companies presenting their business cases to panel of investor and industry experts. Startup companies were selected through application and review process and will compete for 2014 NREL Clean Energy Venture Awards. In addition to business case presentations, forum will offer organized networking opportunities and will present program that highlights clean energy technology and business developments. Read More

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BIO announces breakout sessions and speakers.

September 26, 2014

Scheduled for December 7–9, 2014, Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will feature breakout sessions focusing on commercialization of cleaner, safer processes and ingredients for developing consumer products. Sessions are organized into 5 tracks: Feedstock Production and Utilization; Renewable Chemical Platforms; Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms; Synthetic Biology, Algae and Marine Biotechnology; and Technical and Research Presentations. Read More