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Solazyme, Inc. and Amyris receive awards.

October 24, 2014

Amyris and Solazyme, Inc. received awards in the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge, which recognizes industrial biotechnology’s contribution to reducing pollution at the source. Amyris received the Small Business Award for its design of farnesene, a hydrocarbon building block that can be converted into a renewable, drop-in diesel or jet fuel. Solazyme received the Greener Synthetic Pathways Award for oils produced through microalgae fermentation. Read More

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BIO Calls for Papers for industrial biotechnology conference.

October 24, 2014

BIO seeks biotechnology, chemical, and agricultural industries leaders to submit proposals and individual papers for 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which will be held July 19–22, 2015 in Montréal, Canada. Submissions period is open, and deadline is January 15, 2015. Abstracts or proposals for 15 minute presentations are welcome from leaders of biotechnology industry, academia, and policy community on any of 7 program tracks. Read More

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HI/FSA Webinar Series examines gasket principles, best practices.

October 24, 2014

In collaboration with Fluid Sealing Association (FSA), Hydraulic Institute (HI) will unveil "Gasket Principles and Best Practices." This 2-part webinar series, taking place on November 4 and November 6 in 2014, will be led by Charlie Miskell of Inertech, Inc. Topics ware to include examination of basic gasket concepts and best installation principles as well as equipment considerations, material selection, and failure analysis techniques. Each session begins at 1:00 pm ET and lasts ~1 hr. Read More

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Pumping Machinery Webinars explore 3 types of dynamic analysis.

October 24, 2014

Hydraulic Institute (HI), in collaboration with Jack Claxton of Patterson Pump Company, will unveil "Dynamics of Pumping Machinery." This 3-part webinar series, beginning October 29, 2014 and finishing up on November 12, 2014, offers insight into structural, lateral, and torsional analysis and how each may be used to help avoid vibration issues and pump issues related to resonance conditions. Series will also explain which tools are appropriate for various applications. Read More

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Offshore Oil Platform Owner to pay penalty, improve operations.

October 24, 2014

Under settlement agreement with United States, ATP Infrastructure Partners, LP will pay $1 million civil penalty and perform corrective measures to resolve Clean Water Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) claims. BSEE inspection of ATP Innovator oil and gas production platform in 2012 revealed alleged unlawful oil discharges and piping configuration that routed unpermitted chemical dispersant into wastewater discharge pipe to mask excess oil being discharged into ocean. Read More

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Conference Session to focus on ultra-thin and nano-coatings.

October 23, 2014

IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place November 18–20, 2014. Conference intensely focuses on best practices and new innovative technologies for meeting today's manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Jason Keeping of Celestica will chair Session #2 "Ultra-Thin and Nano-Coatings ~ Polymer films designed to protect circuit assemblies in harsh environments." Read More

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Dassault Systèmes joins MESA as Platinum Keystone Sponsor.

October 23, 2014

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, which offers solutions to connect the virtual and real worlds of manufacturing, has joined MESA as a Platinum Keystone Sponsor. As such, Dassault Systèmes will join other manufacturing operations management leaders in supporting MESA's mission to help its manufacturer/producer members to drive performance and profitability in their organizations through thought leadership, promote active best practice sharing, and expand industry dialogue. Read More

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PRIME Initiative selects 6 high schools for education program.

October 23, 2014

SME Education Foundation’s PRIME initiative creates connections between manufacturing high school students, educators, and industry to grow and train the next-generation workforce — all while driving interest and awareness in manufacturing. New PRIME schools include: Capital High School, Helena, MT; Jeffersontown High School, Louisville, KY; John Glenn High School, Norwalk, CA; Middleton High School, Tampa, FL; Rocklin High School, Rocklin, CA; and Tri Rivers Career Center, Marion, OH. Read More