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EPA GHG Permitting Requirements maintain focus on large emitters.

July 16, 2012

U.S. EPA will not revise greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting thresholds under Clean Air Act (CAA). Final rule - part of EPA's common-sense, phased-in approach to GHG permitting under CAA, announced in 2010 and upheld by U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit - maintains focus on nation's largest emitters that account for nearly 70% of total GHG pollution from stationary sources. EPA is also finalizing provision that lets companies set plant-wide emissions limits for GHGs. Read More

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NREL Researcher selected for DOE Early Career Research Program.

July 16, 2012

Kirstin Alberi, researcher at U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) NREL, has been selected by DOE's Office of Basic Energy Sciences as one of 68 scientists to participate in DOE's Early Career Research Program. Based on her work on "Light-Stimulated Epitaxy of Novel Semiconductor Alloys and Heterostructures," Alberi is eligible to receive up to $2.5 million in research grants over 5 years. Her project explores use of energy from light to aid semiconductor film growth. Read More

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NREL Staff donates more than 1,000 lb of food for the needy.

July 16, 2012

During recent drive, employees at NREL donated enough food to feed 50 adults and 100 children for a week. Food was donated to the Action Center in Lakewood, which has as its mission "to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and promote pathways to self-sufficiency for Jefferson County residents and the homeless." When food was brought to Action Center and placed on the scale, it totaled 1,198 pounds. Read More

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ACerS-NIST Database adds approximately 1,400 new diagrams.

July 13, 2012

Under new agreement with its partner, American Ceramic Society, NIST is offering single-user licenses to ACerS-NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams database for $950, down from $2,995. Developed from masses of data and models, diagrams tell engineer what compounds and crystal structures will result from mixing set of starting materials in given ratios at given temperature. Version 3.4 has approximately 24,800 diagrams, including 892 entries with approximately 1,400 new diagrams. Read More

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NIST updates guidelines for mobile device security.

July 13, 2012

NIST has released proposed update to guidelines for securing devices such as smart phones and tablets that are used by federal government. Revised guidelines recommend using software technology that centralizes device management at organization level to secure both agency-issued and personally owned devices that are used for government business. Guidelines also offer recommendations for selecting, implementing, and using centralized management technologies. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute updates submersible pump standard.

July 13, 2012

ANSI/HI 11.6 - 2012 Rotodynamic Submersible Pumps for Hydraulic Performance, Hydrostatic Pressure, Mechanical, and Electrical Acceptance Tests applies to customer acceptance testing of submersible pumps driven by induction motors, unless otherwise agreed or specified. Standard provides uniform procedures for performance, hydrostatic, net positive suction head required, submersible motor integrity, and vibration testing of submersible pumps; and data recording and reporting of test results. Read More

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ICAO Committee establishes metric for aviation emissions.

July 13, 2012

Metric established by ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) will form basis of ICAO CO2 standard, setting way for CAEP to complete work on standard to reduce aviation fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Based on fuel used per unit distance at 3 different cruise conditions, metric system defines how aircraft CO2 emissions can be evaluated in way that is relevant to its operation. Metric also accounts for fuselage geometry and maximum take-off weight. Read More

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IPC Midwest set to open with big news in nanotechnology.

July 13, 2012

Bringing big news of nanotechnology to light, Alan Rae, Ph.D., CEO of NanoMaterials Innovation Center, will be Opening Session speaker at IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition on August 22, 2012. In his presentation "Nanotechnology and Electronics Assembly," Dr. Rae will outline current and potential applications in areas important to IPC members - primarily on assembly of electronics and energy products using both novel printing processes and also in very conventional technology. Read More