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NREL Releases New Edition of cetane number data compilation.

September 9, 2014

Compendium of Experimental Cetane Numbers, released by NREL, compiles cetane number data from 62 sources. Vital to development of new, energy-efficient, low-carbon fuels and compatible engines, included data covers all available single-compound cetane number data found in scientific literature published prior to March 2014. New edition also provides additional measurements on larger number of compounds along with assessment of data quality. Read More

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BIO congratulates POET-DSM on opening of Project Liberty.

September 9, 2014

BIO congratulates member company POET-DSM on opening Project Liberty, a 20-million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Emmetsburg, IA. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood stated, "The advanced biofuel industry is right now commissioning and starting up first-of-a-kind cellulosic biofuel plants, creating new jobs and putting innovative new technology into action, thanks to the Renewable Fuel Standard. Project Liberty is the realization of nearly a decade of research and development. Read More

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Great Lakes Restoration Funding targets harmful algal blooms.

September 9, 2014

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will provide almost $12 million to federal and state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie. Funding builds upon GLRI’s on-going efforts to reduce algal blooms and will be made available to Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana state agencies and to U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read More

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SDSU offers tours of animal research facilities.

September 8, 2014

To kick off 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit, South Dakota State University, South Dakota Biotech Association, and select Brookings firms will provide attendees the opportunity to tour the campus and select facilities at no cost. Summit will highlight latest advances in livestock biotechnology, address societal concerns surrounding care and use of agricultural animals in both biomedical applications and food production, and explore value of intellectual property to animal biotechnology. Read More

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NEMA publishes American National Standards for Electric Lamps.

September 8, 2014

ANSI C78.50-2014 defines physical and electrical characteristics of LED lamps included in it. Specifically, standard provides lamp space drawings and electrical features of 2 highly anticipated LED lamp designations: MRX16 and PAR16. ANSI C78.79, a re-designation of ANSI C79.1, describes a system of nomenclature that provides designations for envelope shapes used for all electric lamps. This revision adds solid state lighting category and includes, as a new envelope shape, the MRX. Read More

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AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard now available.

September 8, 2014

AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard provides end-users with more OEM equipment data and more convenient access, which allows them to better manage and analyze information across fleets. Standard expands original AEMP Telematics Standard to include 19 data fields (with fault code capability). Data is accessed via Application Programming Interface with standardized server-to-server communication protocols. Secure internet protocol allows for manufacturer protection of proprietary information. Read More

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AAMA Fall Conference Registration is still open.

September 8, 2014

Registrations are being accepted for American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2014 Fall Conference on September 14–17 in Westminster (Denver), CO. Exhibitor spots for Supplier Product Display are also available. Speakers will include Michael Hodgson (ConSol founder), Dick Doyle, as well as Sherwin-Williams representatives Kathy Andersson and Eric Crosby. Also, attendees can test their knowledge via game show to win discounts for FenestrationMasters™ courses and exams. Read More

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MESA International Awards recognize 4 outstanding contributors.

September 8, 2014

Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International announced Darren Riley (Apriso), Mike James (ATS), John Southcott (Brock Solutions) and David Frede (GE Intelligent Platforms) as winners of its 2014 Outstanding Contribution to MESA awards. According to MESA International president Mike Yost, "These four volunteers exemplify what it takes to move a community forward for the benefit of all" and commended their time and expertise. Read More