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FAA awards environmental grant to South Bend Airport.

September 16, 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $2 million FAA grant to South Bend International Airport to reduce emissions and improve air quality by installing a geothermal heating and cooling system at the airport through FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emission program. New system will reduce airport’s natural gas operating needs by nearly 4 million cubic feet/year, resulting in estimated emission reductions of more than 140 tons of ozone over 20-year lifespan of system. Read More

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NEMA White Paper covers lighting controls terminology.

September 16, 2014

NEMA has published NEMA LSD 64-2014 Lighting Controls Terminology, which was originally published in 2012, and was updated to clarify terminology related to daylight responsive controls. Goal of LSD 64 is for NEMA definitions to ultimately be used as definitive reference for codes, standards, and legislation. This will eliminate creation of new meanings for already defined terms, minimize misapplication of terminology, and eliminate need for customized glossaries and terminology sections. Read More

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BIO highlights value of IP for animal biotechnology.

September 15, 2014

BIO will showcase series of unique sessions at this year's Livestock Biotech Summit, including a panel highlighting the value of intellectual property in animal biotechnology. Polsinelli PC will sponsor two sessions, one on the importance of protecting patent rights to help spur innovation and the second on utilizing biotechnology to better human and animal health. BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit will be held Sept 16–18, 2014, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Read More

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Additives/Colors Conference to address technological developments.

September 15, 2014

Focusing on new developments in additives, pigments, dyes, and masterbatches, 9th biennial Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) European Additives & Colors Conference will take place February 23–25 at in Barcelona, Spain. Event is being organized by SPE's Additives & Color Europe (ACE) division and will feature "Shaping Aesthetics and Performance" theme. Along with technical presentations, there will be opening seminar, table-top exhibits by industry suppliers, and networking opportunities. Read More

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EPA Announces Funding to create drinking water innovation centers.

September 15, 2014

EPA provided over $8 million to create 2 national centers for research and innovation in small to medium-sized drinking water systems: University of Colorado Boulder's Design of Risk Reducing, Innovative Implementable Small System Knowledge (DeRISK) Center, and University of Massachusetts Amherst's Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS) Center. Both will develop and test advanced, low-cost methods to reduce, control, and eliminate groups of water contaminants. Read More

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SPE Seeks Speakers for 2015 AeroDef Manufacturing event.

September 15, 2014

SME is seeking industry professionals with subject-matter expertise to speak at 2015 AeroDef Manufacturing with Composites Manufacturing. This event and manufacturing conference, which is devoted to commercial and defense aerospace manufacturing, will take place April 20–23 in Dallas, TX. Presentations should address educational tracks that correspond to technologies represented on show floor. Deadline for presentation abstract submission is October 13, 2014. Read More

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Solar Training Accreditation awarded to IBEW Wireman programs.

September 15, 2014

Training centers operated by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) – National Electrical Contractors Association JATCs received IREC Training Provider Accreditation for solar PV systems content in Inside Journeyman Wireman program. Accredited centers, operated under IBEW's NYS Labor Management Cooperation Committee, are located in Albany, White Plains, Watertown, Harriman, Jamestown, Ithaca, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Niagara Falls, Elmira, NYC, and Long Island, NY. Read More

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AMT and VDW to offer International AM Award.

September 15, 2014

AMT and Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) announced at IMTS 2014 a partnership to present the International Additive Manufacturing Award annually, beginning in 2015. Award will recognize innovations in additive manufacturing for industrial applications, including developments in design of systems or major components, advances in processes or materials, new applications, data generation or measurement. Read More