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CLEO 2012 to address luminescent LED-type solar cells.

April 30, 2012

To produce maximum amount of energy, solar cells are designed to absorb as much light from the sun as possible. Now researchers from University of California, Berkeley, have suggested - and demonstrated - a counterintuitive concept: solar cells should be designed to be more like LEDs, able to emit light as well as absorb it. Berkeley team will present its findings at the Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics, to be held May 6-11 in San Jose, CA. Read More

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AAMA releases updated specification for anodized aluminum.

April 30, 2012

Updated from 1998 version, AMA 611-12, Voluntary Specification for Anodized Architectural Aluminum, describes test procedures and requirements for high performance (Class I) and commercial (Class II) architectural quality aluminum oxide coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and panels for architectural products. Specification also covers anodized finishes produced in batch or continuous coil. Read More

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2012 Battery Symposium to be held in May.

April 30, 2012

EWI and the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research (CAR) are hosting 2012 Battery Symposium: Life, Reliability and Manufacturing on May 2-3, 2012 in Columbus. During event, EWI will present latest trends in advanced battery assembly, including material selection, joint design, welding, nondestructive evaluation, and design for disassembly. Speakers from Ohio State and CAR Technologies will discuss links between characterization, testing, and lifetimes of batteries. Read More

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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

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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

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Inhibited Turbine Oils Standard is being developed by ASTM.

April 27, 2012

Proposed standard ASTM WK36093, Test Method for Determination of Oxidation Stability and Insoluble Formation of Inhibited Turbine Oils at 120°C Without the Inclusion of Water (Dry TOST Method), will aid in assessing varnish generation potential of turbine oils on industrial lubricated equipment parts. Standard could be applicable to any industrial lubricant as indication of varnish potential, and primary users will include lubricant and additive suppliers and testing laboratories. Read More

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CONEXPO Russia at CTT 2012 offers online exhibitor directory.

April 27, 2012

With online exhibitor directory for CONEXPO Russia at CTT 2012, companies can promote their presence in Russian marketplace and more efficiently conduct business. Product listing is divided into 22 categories to help buyers locate companies and types of equipment and products they most want to see. Business Opportunities section outlines specific types of business relationships each exhibitor is looking for: direct sales, dealer/distributors, joint ventures, and/or licensing agreements. Read More

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NREL Catalyst advances development of drop-in fuels.

April 27, 2012

Looking for ways to thermochemically treat biomass to achieve end product similar to oil, NREL researchers looked at gasification. This process takes biomass and heats it with steam and air to produce synthesis gas (syngas). During the syngas process, however, fouling tars and other undesired components are also created. NREL has patented a fluidizable tar reforming catalyst that converts tars into additional syngas to make thermochemically derived biomass syngas ready for fuel synthesis. Read More