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BIO welcomes new Industrial Biotechnology members.

May 20, 2014

BIO announced that 9 companies have become new members of its Industrial & Environmental Section since the start of 2014. Announcement came as BIO prepared to kick off its annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which took place in Philadelphia, PA. New members include: Arzeda Corp., Biosynthetic Technologies, Evolva, Green Biologics, Manus Biosynthesis, Reluceo Holdings LLC, Sage Bioproducts, Succinity Gmbh, and Yulex Corporation. Read More

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PTDA releases Business Index for 1Q2014.

May 20, 2014

Quarterly survey of PTDA’s distributor and manufacturer members continues to point to growth, with the PTDA Business Index for 1Q2014 at 63.6, up from 4Q2013 reading of 60.2. However, when asked about their outlook for the entire year, survey participants lowered their expectations from 7% growth to 6% growth, suggesting expectations of weakness later in the year. Read More

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IPC Training DVD focuses on counterfeit component detection.

May 20, 2014

DVD-166C, "Counterfeit Components," explains how counterfeit components infiltrate supply chain as well as how to detect fraudulent devices during visual inspection. Available from IPC, this training video will provide companies with resource to help train their stockroom, production, and inspection technicians on common visual indicators of counterfeit and substandard components. Material also covers effectively utilizing sophisticated detection methods. Read More

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Webinar Series focuses on demystifying piping plans.

May 20, 2014

In collaboration with Henri Azibert, Technical Director of the Fluid Sealing Association, and associated HI committee members, Hydraulic Institute has developed Advanced Mechanical Seals 4-part webinar series. In addition to outlining pros and cons of over 15 different piping plans, webinar will discuss auxiliary equipment, design considerations, operating parameters, installation, and monitoring as well as troubleshooting associated with each. Read More

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EPA announces environmental job training grants.

May 20, 2014

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, on a press call with Joe Carbone, President of the Workplace, Inc. and Jason Wimmer, City of Durham, NC, announced 18 grantees for $3.6 million award through the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program. Grants fund programs that provide unemployed and under-employed with skills and certifications needed for full-time careers in environmental fields such as recycling, stormwater management, oil spill cleanup, and Superfund site remediation. Read More

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Hollywood comes to Detroit for SME's RAPID 2014.

May 20, 2014

During SME’s 2014 RAPID Conference & Exposition, Jason Lopes, lead systems engineer for Legacy Effects, will present keynote showcasing how 3D printing and scanning have been cast in recent blockbuster hits like Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games, The Bourne Legacy, Pacific Rim, and 2014’s remake of RoboCop. Joining Lopes as main keynote presenter is industry influencer Terry Wohlers, who publishes the annual industry report on the state of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Read More

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NEMA Commends Federal Commitment to energy conserving ESPCs.

May 19, 2014

NEMA's Evan R. Gaddis commended Obama administration for setting ambitious and achievable goal of continuing to use energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) to upgrade energy efficiency of federal facilities. Specifically, President Barack Obama set goal for federal agencies to enter into $2 billion of ESPCs over the next 3 years. This adds specific target to his December 2013 announcement of continued ESPC use through 2016, bringing total commitment up to $4 billion since 2011. Read More

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BIO disagrees with biogenic CO2 emissions categorization.

May 19, 2014

BIO "disagrees with the categorization of biogenic CO2 emissions as equivalent to those of fossil fuels" the trade organization wrote in comments to EPA's Proposed Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units. According to Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, Electric Utility Generating Units firing biomass, regardless of percentage, should not be subject to proposed standards. Read More