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FAA and Industry to accelerate delivery of NextGen benefits.

October 27, 2014

FAA and aviation community sent plan to Congress to show how FAA will accelerate NextGen initiatives over next 3 years. Under NextGen Priorities Joint Implementation Plan, FAA will use Multiple Runway Operations at 36 airports to reduce flight delays, and Performance Based Navigation at 3 key metropolitan areas to provide direct flight paths. Data Communications services will upgrade communication between pilots, air traffic controllers, and airline operations centers from voice to digital. Read More

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EPA recognizes green chemistry technologies.

October 27, 2014

EPA is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies that turn climate risk into business opportunities, spurring innovation and economic development. Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards are presented in 5 categories: academic, small business, greener synthetic pathways, greener reaction conditions, and designing greener chemicals. Winners include: Professor Shannon Stahl of Wisconsin-Madison; Amyris Inc.; Solazyme, Inc.; QD Vision, Inc.; and The Solberg Company. Read More

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BIO congratulates Abengoa Bioenergy on grand opening.

October 27, 2014

BIO congratulates member company Abengoa Bioenergy on opening its 25-million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas. According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, new cellulosic biorefinery is the realization of nearly a decade of research and development and billions of dollars in investment and is the second commercial scale cellulosic biofuel plant in as many months. 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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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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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