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SciFinder® offers API capabilities.

July 2, 2013

Chemical Abstracts Service announced that the SciFinder® interface now enables range of APIs designed to streamline researchers' workflows. CAS has collaborated with several customers to develop API support for reaction, substance, and reference searching. Available web services will access SciFinder to search CAS databases for chemical information, providing means to seamlessly integrate customer's internal tools and systems with SciFinder. Read More

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IREC Revises Model Rules for Shared Renewable Energy Programs.

July 2, 2013

IREC has released updated version of its Model Rules for Shared Renewable Energy Programs. Revised in collaboration with Vote Solar Initiative, Model Program Rules still aid stakeholders in developing shared renewables programs to broaden renewable energy access to more consumers. According to NREL’s Joe Wiedman, updated rules "are a clear and current primer on shared renewable energy, covering all of the major issues relevant to these programs." Read More

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Renewable Chemicals Legislation is applauded by BIO.

July 2, 2013

BIO thanked Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) for introducing Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2013, which grants renewable chemical producers access to production tax credits available to other renewable energy producers. BIO's Jim Greenwood said "Creating a level playing field in tax policy will help U.S. industrial biotech companies innovate and develop new products." He also thanked Stabenow for helping U.S. companies compete in growing global chemicals market. Read More

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AASHTO issues statement on Anthony Foxx's confirmation.

July 1, 2013

AASHTO congratulated U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx following his senate confirmation. "In his confirmation testimony Mr. Foxx pledged to continue his predecessor's campaign against distracted driving, look for creative ways to fund the nation's highway and transit programs, and encourage the use of innovative technologies. AASHTO shares these priorities and we look forward to working with the Secretary as he addresses the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead." Read More

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Market Momentum continues at EXPO PACK México 2013.

July 1, 2013

With 1,057 exhibitors, 199,025 net sq-ft of aisles, and 16% increase in attendance from 2012, EXPO PACK México 2013 was a testament to the vibrancy of the Mexican marketplace. Keynote speaker Carlos Alazraki, President of AMAP, attracted a full house for his talk on "The Creativity of my Product and the Impact on the Consumer." Conference sessions addressed topics such as eco-design and sustainability in packaging development, neuromarketing, and new developments in machinery. Read More

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FAA AIP Grants improve Logan Airport runway safety.

July 1, 2013

FAA and Massachusetts Port Authority unveiled 2 safety enhancements to Logan Airport's longest runway. Totaling $50 million, FAA Airport Improvement Project (AIP) grants helped fund crushable concrete safety area, which includes 300 ft wide concrete pier that extends 470 ft into Boston Harbor at end of Runway 33L, to prevent planes from overrunning runway. FAA also installed navigational aid improvements that will help planes land safely in bad weather. Read More

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AIA Congratulates Secretary Foxx on confirmation by Senate.

July 1, 2013

AIA congratulated Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on being unanimously confirmed by United States Senate to succeed outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood. AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey said Foxx "brings substantial credentials and valuable local government experience to Washington." She added that aerospace industry looks forward to working with Foxx and will assist him as he "puts together a transportation plan that balances today’s needs with tomorrow’s necessary investments." Read More

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AIA congratulates Pritzker on confirmation.

July 1, 2013

AIA offers its congratulations to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker after being confirmed by the United States Senate. Among other responsibilities, Secretary Pritzker will be tasked with implementing the administration’s National Export Initiative, as a key to winning the future and preserving high quality, high paying jobs. According to AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, Pritzker's business acumen will be a great asset to both the Obama Administration and to industry. Read More