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Standard for Silicon Content in Gasoline has been approved.

July 25, 2012

ASTM D7757, Test Method for Silicon in Gasoline and Related Products by Monochromatic Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, has been approved by ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants. This standard covers determination of total silicon by monochromatic, wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry in naphthas, gasoline, RFG, ethanol and ethanol fuel blends, and toluene at concentrations of 3-100 mg/kg. Read More

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NREL helps cut building energy use in half.

July 24, 2012

U.S. Department of Energy's Commercial Buildings Program and DOE's NREL are working with ASHRAE and the buildings industry to find ways to reduce energy intensity of large hospitals, schools, and retail buildings by 50%. Written for owners, design teams, and contractors, Advanced Energy Design Guidelines represent best practices in industry for energy efficiency in buildings. NREL created modeling and optimization software used to determine that what is going into guides achieves 50% savings goal. Read More

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Air Quality Committee presents Moyer D. Thomas Award.

July 24, 2012

ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality presented Moyer D. Thomas Award to Kevin Ashley, Ph.D., for his contributions to standardization of sampling and analysis of atmospheres. ASTM International member since 1991, Ashley works on multiple D22 subcommittees and is chairman of D22.04 on Workplace Air Quality. ASTM fellow is also member of multiple committees, has authored 110+ scientific publications, and holds three U.S. patents. Read More

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BIO praises Rep. Fitzpatrick on Fostering Innovation Act.

July 24, 2012

Representative Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced H.R. 6161, the Fostering Innovation Act, to update SEC filing status classifications for public companies, which will help to ease regulatory burdens on emerging biotechnology companies and reduce bureaucratic hurdles that lengthen time to bring cures from discovery to patient. Raising minimum public float for accelerated filers will allow biotech companies to expand and change without fear of impeding growth with costly regulations. Read More

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PACK EXPO International sells out.

July 24, 2012

PACK EXPO International 2012 will be largest edition of the show since 2002, with record 1,800 plus exhibitors showing off latest in packaging and processing innovation across more than 1.1 million net sq ft of exhibit space. In addition to lounges dedicated to beverage, baking and snack, confectionery, and pharmaceutical industries, show will feature expertise from NCA, AICC, ISBT, and ISPE. Event will also see return of PACK EXPO Lecture Series with Dennis Miller and James Carville. Read More

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July 2012 MCI-EFI shows improving industry confidence.

July 24, 2012

July 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) shows overall market confidence at 51.5, up from June's 48.5. When asked to assess business conditions over next 4 months, 6.5% of executives expected improvement, 71% saw no change, and 22.6% predicted decline. Positive responses were up for questions concerning same time period for demand for leases and loans to fund capital expenditures, access to capital to fund equipment acquisitions, and employee hiring. Read More

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Author Paul Gipe to discuss renewable energy at TITANIUM 2012.

July 24, 2012

Author, advocate, and renewable energy industry analyst Paul Gipe will address TITANIUM 2012 and deliver "Renewable Revolution: How Renewable Energy is Remaking Electricity Generation." This presentation will profile countries that have established energy policies with goals to have large segment of electrical power generation come from renewable sources. Annual exhibition and conference helps delegates gain market intelligence and meet potential partners, customers, and vendors. Read More

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Web-Based Database makes energy technologies' costs transparent.

July 24, 2012

Transparent Cost Database (TCDB) app collects cost and performance estimates for electric generation, advanced vehicles, and renewable fuel technologies and makes them available for utilities, policy makers, consumers, and academics. Technology cost and performance estimates can be used to benchmark company costs, model energy scenarios, and inform research and development decisions. Web interface lets user look at current estimates and future projections and filter data of interest. Read More