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NREL Paper covers solar power and thermal energy storage.

May 8, 2013

Detailed in Analysis of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a California 33% Renewable Scenario, NREL research calibrates value of adding concentrating solar power (CSP) plants to electric grid. Properties of dispatchable CSP, such as generating power in response to high or low demand, are demonstrated. Report also shows operational value from CSP-based reserve power. Overall, study helps utilities develop approaches to incorporate CSP in standard planning tools. Read More

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Robotics Companies post strongest opening quarter.

May 8, 2013

According to statistics released from RIA, North American robotics companies shattered previous opening quarter records for robots ordered and shipped in first quarter of 2013. Total of 5,833 robots valued at $341.2 million were ordered from North American robotics companies through March, an increase of 14.5% in units over same period in 2012. First quarter shipments totaled 5,736 robots valued at $369.5, breaking previous records for opening quarter by 24.6% in units and 23.3% in dollars. Read More

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BIO Writes House, Senate on Farm Bill Energy Title Programs.

May 7, 2013

BIO wrote leaders of House and Senate Agricultural Committees to urge reauthorization and mandatory funding of Farm Bill Energy Title programs and eligibility for renewable chemicals. Praising previous bipartisan support, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said supporting these programs "will drive the development of a 21st Century bio-based economy, create high-quality rural jobs, spur economic growth, revive America’s manufacturing sector, and improve environmental health." Read More

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RIA recognizes Phoenix Award winners.

May 7, 2013

At the recent Leadership Summit & Industry Expo in Las Vegas, Kelmann Restoration received the Phoenix Award for Innovation in Restoration, while Platinum Restoration received the Phoenix Award for Innovation in Reconstruction. Kelmann was recognized for its innovative work following the restoration of the St. Alphonsus Parish and School after a fire. Platinum Restoration was chosen for their restoration of an historical home built in 1898. Read More

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LIA launches medical laser safety awareness training.

May 7, 2013

Available online, LIA's Medical Laser Safety Awareness course is a 2-hour learning experience that will give healthcare personnel a complete overview of the safe use of these devices. With LIA's interface, Medical Laser Safety Officers can also train their employees without having to send them away to specialized course or bring in an expensive expert. Course is based on ANSI Z136.3 standard Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care, which is recognized by OSHA and The Joint Commission. Read More

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Nominations Sought for 2014 ANSI Board of Directors.

May 7, 2013

ANSI invites all members to recommend qualified candidates for 2014 ANSI Board of Directors. Nominations are due by June 3, 2013 and are for terms that begin January 1, 2014. Board is responsible for management and control of activities, property, and affairs of ANSI, including its strategic direction, annual budget, as well as scope of responsibilities of Board and Institute Committees, Councils, and Boards. Nominations require biographical statement and letter of corporate support. Read More

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TRIB Managing Director will present at conference in China.

May 7, 2013

David Stevens of Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) will be present "An Overview of the Global Retreading Industry and the Use of Advanced Technology to Improve Retread Quality" as featured speaker at 4th Annual China International Rubber Tire and Auto Accessory Exhibition. To be held from May 15–17, 2013, this event will take place in Guangrao, China, which according to Stevens, holds growing importance as Chinese tire industry continues to grow. Read More

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RIA's Martin L. King Award is presented to Larry Holder, CR.

May 6, 2013

At recent Leadership Summit and Industry Expo in Las Vegas, NV, RIA presented Martin L. King Award to Larry Holder, CR, of BELFOR USA. Holder is BELFOR's national safety director and heads Environmental Services division. In restoration industry for over 20 yr, he served on task force that created RIA Glossary of Standardized Terms, and on RIA Restoration Council. Holder currently serves on association's task force creating first restoration industry accounting guideline. Read More