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EPA launches online Green Sports Resource Directory.

August 29, 2013

EPA's online Green Sports Resource Directory can help teams, venues, and leagues save money and reduce carbon pollution through increased energy efficiency, a key part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan. Additionally, directory contains information that can help teams reduce waste and gain recognition for their programs that reduce environmental impact of their events. Green "Scoreboard" highlights winning efforts across sports leagues and statistics on environmental benefits. Read More

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Cost Gap for Western Renewables could narrow by 2025.

August 29, 2013

According to study conducted by NREL, wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies by 2025, if new renewable energy development occurs in most productive locations. Report compares cost of renewable electricity generation (without federal subsidy) from West's most productive renewable energy resource areas—including any needed transmission and integration costs—with cost of energy from new natural gas-fired generator built near customers it serves. Read More

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BIO congratulates Gevo on successful plant startup.

August 29, 2013

James C. Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO, attended ribbon cutting ceremony of Gevo’s new demonstration-scale biorefinery in Silsbee, Texas. According to Greenwood, Gevo's refinery is showing the role that industrial biotech can play in a renaissance in America’s chemical industry. It is showing how American companies can compete and capture more of their share of the $2.4 trillion global clean energy market and the $3.7 trillion global chemicals market. Read More

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Transportation Awards go to southeastern state DOTs.

August 29, 2013

Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and US Chamber of Commerce, America's Transportation Awards competition recognizes best of America's transportation projects in 3 main categories: Ahead of Schedule, Under Budget, and Best Use of Innovation. Projects that created economic opportunity with gateways to commerce, helped drivers get to destinations faster with all-electronic tolling, and greatly improved safety in high-risk interchange were among recipients of top honors in southeastern regional competition. Read More

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WESTEC 2013 to feature more than 250 new products.

August 28, 2013

WESTEC 2013 will feature more than 250 new products and technologies, of which 55 are newly debuted manufacturing products introduced by close to 40 companies. Attendees will be first West Coast audiences to view and interact with these new products that will significantly impact the global marketplace. Companies making product introductions include Innovative Tool Sales, Southwestern Industries Inc., OMAX Corp, C&B Machinery, PCT/GW, Zhejiang Headman Machinery Co. Ltd, and Chevalier Machinery. Read More

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BPA Website aims to provide consumer-friendly information.

August 28, 2013

Facts About BPA website provides public with access to latest science-based news, research, and safety and health information on bisphenol A (BPA). In addition to highlighting U.S. FDA latest safety assessment, website features BPA-focused motion graphic video, "Benefits & Applications" section, interactive world map of BPA health and safety assessments from government bodies and scientists, as well as "BPA Safety" and "News & Updates" sections. Read More

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Netherlands named partner country for technology tradeshow.

August 28, 2013

The Netherlands have been named the "Partner Country" for HANNOVER MESSE 2014. According to Dr. Jochen Köckler, Member of the Deutsche Messe Managing Board, the Netherlands are a perennial innovator in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering, as well as energy technology. They are also extremely dynamic exporters and one of German industry’s key trading partners – in short, the ideal Partner Country for the world’s leading industrial tradeshow. Read More

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LME 2013 Keynote Speaker explores trending of ultrafast lasers.

August 28, 2013

LIA's third annual Lasers for Manufacturing Event® (LME®) event, taking place September 11–12 at Schaumburg (IL) Convention Center, will feature keynote address by Magnus Bengtsson. "Ultrafast Lasers — Are We There Yet?" will focus on the increasing availability of industrial-grade ultrafast lasers and their utility in machining. Specifically, Bengtsson will discuss best sources for these devices, examples of their application, as well as future opportunities for use of these tools. Read More