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BIO announces presenting companies for BIO Conference.

January 17, 2013

BIO announced initial selection of presenting companies for the 15th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference to be held February 11-12, 2013 in New York City. All presenting companies are hand-selected for event, and consist of both private companies and mid-to-large cap established public companies from around the globe. Companies are chosen based on selection process evaluating company’s pipeline and R&D activities as well as their focus on biotechnology therapeutics. Read More

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EPA finalizes revisions to Clean Air Standards.

January 17, 2013

In compliance with settlement agreements, EPA finalized revisions to standards to reduce air pollution from stationary engines that generate electricity and power equipment. Final revised rule will reduce capital and annual costs of original 2010 rules by $287 million and $139 million, respectively, while reducing harmful pollutants, including 2,800 tons/year of hazardous air pollutants; 36,000 tpy of CO; 2,800 tpy of particulate matter; 9,600 tpy of nitrogen oxides; and 36,000 tpy of VOCs. Read More

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NACD announces ChemEdge 2013 Conference and Trade Show.

January 17, 2013

Formerly known as Operations Seminar and Trade Show, ChemEdge Conference and Trade Show has been increasing in value for over 20 years and the new name reflects a broader and enhanced educational program now available to NACD members. ChemEdge is a primary vehicle for educating key employees on operations and logistics, regulatory compliance, and responsible distribution, as well as broader topics such as human resources, finance, customer service, and purchasing. Read More

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Teleconference will focus on 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards.

January 17, 2013

BIO and Fuels America will host roundtable teleconference for reporters, with advanced biofuel companies discussing progress and milestones toward meeting national goals established by Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regarding reduction of U.S. reliance on foreign oil via production of biofuels and new advanced technologies. Teleconference will take place January 17, 2013 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm ET. Read More

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EPA Official to keynote at ASC Spring Convention.

January 17, 2013

ASC announces that Jim Jones, Deputy Assistant Administrator of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the U.S. EPA will speak at the upcoming ASC Spring Convention being held April 21-23, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Jones will share the EPA’s approach to chemicals management and pollution prevention, an area he oversees as part of the senior leadership team for the EPA, during a luncheon keynote to be held on Tuesday, April 23. Read More

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Printed Board Standard provides design basics.

January 17, 2013

At 170 pages, IPC-2221B, Generic Standard on Printed Board Design, provides basis for design of all types of printed boards and addresses such areas as testing, via protection, test coupon designs, and surface finishes. IPC technical project manager John Perry said included information can "help designers make decisions between surface finish alternatives" and added that descriptive data is augmented by table to facilitate comparison of traits between various surface finishes. Read More

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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders are up 4.8% from 2011.

January 17, 2013

According to AMT, November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $421.83 million. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 11.0% from October and down 8.5% when compared with total of $460.86 million reported for November 2011. With year-to-date total of $5,212.17 million, 2012 was up 4.8% compared with 2011. Read More

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ANSI Announces 2013 forum and committee leadership.

January 17, 2013

ANSI announced leadership of its member forums, policy committees, and program oversight committees for 2013. ANSI Member Forums represent voice of their respective membership segments, providing venue for dialogue on global standards and conformity assessment issues. Policy-setting committees and councils provide strategic direction for defined program areas. Each ANSI Program Oversight or Standing Committee is responsible for operational aspects of particular ANSI program or service. Read More