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EPA Announces Grants for reduction of diesel engine emissions.

May 20, 2013

U.S. EPA announced availability of up to $9 million in grants through National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program (DERA) for Fiscal Year 2013 for new projects to reduce emissions from existing fleet of diesel engines. States, tribes, local governments, and non-profits are eligible. Projects can reduce air pollution from school buses, transit buses, heavy-duty trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and other diesel engines. Closing date for receipt of proposals is June 25, 2013. Read More

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IPC ESTC offers opportunities for standards development.

May 20, 2013

During IPC Electronic System Technologies Conference, May 21-22, electronics professionals will have new venue for collaboration on IPC standards. IPC’s Requirements for Structural Enclosure Task Group will evaluate submissions for IPC-A-630, Acceptability Standard for the Design, Manufacture, Inspection and Testing of Electronic Enclosures. IPC’s Wire Harness Acceptability Task Group will work on an amendment to IPC/WHMA-A-620B, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. Read More

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SMTA and IPC to co-locate fall events.

May 20, 2013

IPC and the Surface Mount Technology Association announced the finalized agreement to co-locate the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition with the IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings for 2013, 2014, and 2015. SMTA International will be held October 13–17, 2013, while IPC Fall Standards Meetings will be held October 12–17, 2013 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Read More

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FEIMAFE 2013 Pavilion features top US manufacturing technology.

May 20, 2013

Scheduled for June 3–8 in São Paulo, Brazil, FEIMAFE 2013 will include AMT/USA Pavilion featuring some of the best U.S. manufacturing technologies, including grinding, waterjet cutting, tooling, turning/milling, forming, and more. Exhibitors in pavilion will display equipment of interest to many industry segments, including automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, alternative energy, and appliances. Read More

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BIO thanks representatives for energy title amendment.

May 20, 2013

BIO thanked Reps. Timothy Walz (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Ann Kuster, (D-NH), William Enyart (D-IL), and Mike McIntyre (D-NC) for sponsoring amendment to provide mandatory funding to energy title programs in HR 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. According to Brent Erickson, EVP of BIO's Industrial & Environmental Section, renewable energy programs of the Farm Bill have been successful in supporting economic growth and employment opportunities in rural America. Read More

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ASTM Fence Committee approves two new standards.

May 20, 2013

Recently approved ASTM F2957, Specification for Ornamental Aluminum Fence Systems, defines minimum selection criteria and test procedures to ensure proper end-product manufacture. Also approved, ASTM F3000/F3000M, Specification for Polymer Privacy Insert Slats for Chain Link Fabric and Privacy Chain Link Fabric Manufactured Containing Pre-Installed Privacy Slats, provides configurations and materials to be used as well as fence framework construction instructions. Read More

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ASTM Manual covers petroleum refining and natural gas process.

May 17, 2013

ASTM has released Manual 58, Petroleum Refining and Natural Gas Process. With contributions from more than 40 scientists, experts, and professionals, handbook covers topics such as: petroleum and hydrocarbon processing, refining, transportation, and storage; design and operational aspects of refinery units; planning, scheduling, and management of refineries; alternative fuels, such as hydrogen and biofuels; and new test methods, specifications, and quality of various petroleum products. Read More

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New IREC Website reports on results of IREC's work.

May 17, 2013

IREC's website provides many features and opportunities to keep up to date on latest information and resources in support of more accessible, safer, affordable clean energy across U.S. – from regulatory reform to workforce education and credentialing. Website features results-oriented approach, told through photos, quotes, and success stories. With tagline of "Shaping our future with clean energy," site includes Up Front: The IREC Blog and news of initiatives and events by IREC and its partners. Read More