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SME Honors Industry Leaders with 2013 International Honor Awards.

April 29, 2013

International Honor Awards recognize those who have made significant contributions to such areas as manufacturing technologies, technical writing, education, research, management, and service to SME. Recipients for 2013 are Paul K. Oldroyd, with Donald C. Burnham Manufacturing Management Award; Kanji Ueda, with SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal; Moshe Shpitalni, with SME Albert M. Sargent Progress Award; Mark J. Stratton, with SME Education Award; and Jun Ni, with SME Gold Medal. Read More

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NREL Survey shows improvement in B100 biodiesel quality.

April 29, 2013

According to NREL's latest national survey of 100% biodiesel (B100) "blend stock" samples, 95% of samples from 2011-12 met ASTM International fuel quality specifications which serve as guidelines for the industry. NREL researchers collected fuel samples from 53 producers and 14 terminals across the U.S. Samples were tested for range of critical properties, such as free and total glycerin content, metals content, and cloud point that could have immediate impact on operability. Read More

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EPA publishes 18th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory.

April 29, 2013

According to EPA's 18th annual report of overall U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, there was a 1.6% decrease in emissions in 2011 from the previous year and a 6.9% drop below 2005 levels. Recent trends can be attributed to multiple factors including reduced emissions from electricity generation, improvements in fuel efficiency in vehicles with reductions in miles traveled, and year-to-year changes in prevailing weather. Read More

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AASHTO President testifies on status of MAP-21 implementation.

April 26, 2013

AASHTO President Mike Lewis, Director of the RI DOT, testified before Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urging Congress to allow implementation of "transformative policy and program reforms" included in MAP-21 to take place before contemplating major changes. Reforms are designed to accelerate project delivery, improve efficiency through performance measurement and transparency, and systematically address freight transportation needs. Read More

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BIO welcomes new member companies.

April 26, 2013

BIO welcomed new members Calysta Energy, American Science and Technology Corporation, LanzaTech, The Coca-Cola Company, Lignol Energy Corporation, Neol Biosolutions, and Plum Creek. Additionally, BIO welcomed Scott Vitters, General Manager, PlantBottle™ Packaging Platform, The Coca-Cola Company to its Industrial and Environmental Section Governing Board. Section represents companies at every stage of value chain in renewable feedstock, biofuel, biobased product, and renewable chemical production. Read More

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BIO Gives PA Governor Tom Corbett 2013 Governor of the Year Award.

April 26, 2013

In recognition of his leadership and commitment to strengthening biotechnology and public health sectors within his state, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was honored with BIO's 2013 Governor of the Year award at 2013 BIO International Convention. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood lauded Corbett and his administration for developing and promoting "some of the industry’s best programs and standards, helping Pennsylvania stand tall among our nation’s greatest biotech hubs." Read More

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BIO releases Bioscience Economic Development report.

April 26, 2013

"Bioscience Economic Development: Legislative Priorities, Best Practices, and Return On Investment" report highlights key examples of state efforts to grow and sustain the bioscience industry while emphasizing importance of developing trained workforces that will create, grow, and retain bioscience companies. Report also explores rationale behind current legislative efforts and offers reference guide showing application of specific legislation in certain states and outcomes. Read More

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BIO International Convention will host Alzheimer's Forum.

April 26, 2013

At 2013 BIO International Convention, Alzheimer’s Forum will host panel discussions focused on early detection and prevention, role federal agencies are playing to help accelerate development of breakthrough treatments, as well as reviewing progress and identifying obstacles for research. Convention takes place April 22–25 in Chicago, IL, and agenda highlights of Alzheimer’s Forum will include Demystifying Alzheimer’s Disease, national planning, and future plans for addressing Alzheimer’s. Read More