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Synthetic Biology breaks new ground on renewable chemicals.

April 15, 2014

During BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, May 12–15, 2014, executives from consumer product and renewable chemical companies will present recent achievements in synthetic biology and genomics research. Some Breakout Program Sessions will include: New Enzymes and New Chemical Pathways; Beyond Transgenics: Biotechnology Tools to Enhance Value; Public Perception for an Emerging Technology; and Fermentation Process Design and Separation Techniques. Read More

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EPA to work with ports to improve environmental performance.

April 15, 2014

EPA hosted "Advancing Sustainable Ports" summit to kickoff initiative to recognize ports that take action to improve environmental performance, including improving local air quality, reducing carbon emissions, and addressing environmental justice issues. Program will also work with port authorities to develop emission measurement tools to better understand energy use and environmental impact. In addition, EPA will award $4.2 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects at 6 U.S. ports. Read More

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Partnering System is Open for 2014 BIO International Convention.

April 14, 2014

One-on-One Partnering™ system is open for 2014 BIO International Convention®, which will take place in San Diego, CA from June 23–26. From June 24–26, companies will be able to initiate business contacts and schedule private meetings at convention. BIO's Scott Whitaker said over 28,000 meetings are expected to take place and cited BIO 2014 as providing "unparalleled opportunities to make the connections necessary for licensing, investment, collaboration and outsourcing deals." Read More

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A4A looks to transformational change in airline industry.

April 14, 2014

At Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 13th Annual Aviation Summit, entitled, "Navigating the True Costs of Flying," A4A joined member executives to identify major challenges facing the industry. President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio called for transformational change and leadership within government and the airline industry to push toward holistic National Airline Policy which expedites implementation of NextGen, reforms outdated ATC system, and rationalizes rising federal tax and regulatory burdens. Read More

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NTSB Recommendations address tractor-trailer safety.

April 14, 2014

NTSB issued recommendations urging NHTSA to take action to improve safety of tractor-trailers. In addition to eliminating blind spots, recommendations call on NHTSA to require that newly manufactured truck-tractors and trailers be equipped with side underride protection systems, and that revisions be made to improve rear underride guard standards. NTSB also recommends that NHTSA add information on trailer model year and vehicle identification numbers to its national database of fatal crashes. Read More

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SME Showcases Medical Manufacturing at Mfg4 event.

April 14, 2014

Produced by SME, Mfg4 will take place in Hartford, CT from May 6–8, 2014. Manufacturing professionals from aerospace, defense, medical, and MicroManufacturing industries will come together to gain knowledge, network, collaborate and share solutions. Industry leaders can explore applications and technologies improving medical industry. Medical Manufacturing Innovations and MicroManufacturing Conferences are co-located at event, and keynote speakers include Christopher Kaye and Peter Walsh. Read More

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Manufacturing Event focuses on collaboration, technology, talent.

April 14, 2014

Taking place in Detroit, MI from June 9–12, THE BIG M will highlight key manufacturing topics through exhibits, conference sessions featuring industry experts, company tours, and demonstrations. Event will, with regard to advanced manufacturing, cover innovation, digital factory, cybersecurity, new technology, talent, 3D printing, globalization, modeling, simulation, and sustainability. Additional highlights will include exhibit floor tech talks and Q&A sessions with industry experts. Read More

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HI and Pump Systems Matter announce rotodynamic pumps webinar.

April 14, 2014

Scheduled for April 24, 2014, Pump Acceptance Testing for Rotodynamic Pumps webinar will be led by Richard Rindy, Test Lab Manager with Weir Minerals North America. Webinar will cover various aspects of ANSI/HI 14.6–2011 standard, including terms and definitions; guarantee point and duty points for pump acceptance tests; permissible amplitude of fluctuation of measurement uncertainty; performance test acceptance grades and tolerances; and default test acceptance grades in appropriate situations. Read More