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BIO Welcomes Oregon's Vote to implement Clean Fuels Program.

January 14, 2015

Oregon Environmental Quality Commission vote to implement Oregon's Clean Fuels Program was deemed positive step for advanced biofuel producers and technology developers. According to BIO's Brent Erickson, this implementation "will provide a strong signal to the advanced biofuel industry that investments in producing cleaner fuels can pay off." Erickson applauded Oregon's work towards reducing carbon emissions within transportation sector and replacing foreign oil with biofuels. Read More

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New National Center will support transportation safety.

January 14, 2015

During annual meeting of Transportation Research Board, National Operations Center of Excellence was unveiled. NOCoE technical services center and website utilizes real-time proactive management techniques to improve safety and system reliability, combat congestion, and better serve traveling public. NOCoE will offer array of peer exchanges, webinars, assessments, on-call assistance, and training on topics such as integrated corridor management, active traffic management, and incident response. Read More

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ELFA Announcement details 10 equipment acquisition trends of 2015.

January 14, 2015

To assist businesses in planning acquisition strategies, ELFA revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2015 based on, according to ELFA President and CEO William G. Sutton, recent research data distilled from 2015 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook Report, industry participants’ expertise, and member input from ELFA meetings and conferences. Businesses are expected to find opportunities presented by steadily improving economy and favorable credit conditions. Read More

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ASTM offers free member and officer training.

January 14, 2015

ASTM offers free one-hour online training courses for members. ASTM's upcoming course, New Member Orientation and Training, will be held on January 14 and February 12. On-demand tutorials on Electronic Balloting and Strategic Planning and New Activity Development are also available. Read More

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Torque Retention Standard addresses medicine cap tightness.

January 14, 2015

Understanding degree of torque needed for cap tightness is subject of ASTM Standard D7860, Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Child Resistant and Non-Child Resistant Packages with Continuous Thread Closures Using Automated Torque Testing Equipment. Results of tests can be used for package development and engineering evaluation. Standard will act as quality assurance aid, ensuring that caps are tightened to proper torque level. Read More

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BIO Conference to feature two U.S. representatives.

January 13, 2015

BIO announces discussion, Producing "21st Century Cures"—2015 U.S. Legislative Outlook, with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R - MI), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D - CO), Chief Deputy Whip, to take place on February 9, at the 17th annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference. Conference program will also feature one-on-one conversations with leading biopharmaceutical executives and analysts, followed by interactive question and answer session. Read More

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ASTM President's Leadership Award Nominations are due February 1.

January 13, 2015

Nominations are being accepted for ASTM President's Leadership Award, which acknowledges inspiration and positive contributions of individuals who have significantly advanced ASTM's mission through extraordinary accomplishment, example, and vision early on in their ASTM careers. In addition to descriptions of accomplishments, leadership, and commitment, nominations should include examples of achievements. Read More

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ASTM Seeks Nominations for Cavanaugh Memorial Award.

January 13, 2015

Nominations are being sought for the ASTM William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award, which acknowledges those of widely recognized eminence in standards system who have made extraordinary contributions to national and international voluntary standards. Title of honorary member is bestowed upon recipients, and nominees may or may not be ASTM members. Nominations are due by April 1, 2015. Read More