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EPA Releases Guidance on fuel availability provisions for ships.

July 6, 2012

U.S. EPA interim guidance for ship owners and operators clarifies how U.S. government will implement fuel availability provisions when ships are unable to obtain fuel that meets standards protecting against sulfur pollution along coast. Content includes background information on North American ECA fuel sulfur standards, how vessel owners/operators can establish compliance with requirements, and how those incapable of obtaining compliant fuel oil can make fuel oil non-availability claim. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today offers weekly industry articles.

July 6, 2012

To better serve GAWDA members, Welding and Gases Today Online its offering online-exclusive content with weekly On The Edge feature. On The Edge articles, once a bi-weekly feature, focus on current events and hot topics in gases and welding industry and share different views from distributors, suppliers, and end-users. Weekly publishing schedule will help industry members keep tabs on issues that affect their business as they emerge. Read More

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EPA is awarding $2.7 million to revitalize urban waters.

July 6, 2012

EPA is awarding $2.7 million to 46 organizations in 32 states and Puerto Rico to help restore urban waters, support community revitalization, and protect Americans' health. EPA's Urban Waters program funding supports communities' efforts to access, improve, and benefit from their urban waters and surrounding land. Recipients will promote restoration of urban waters through community engagement and outreach, water quality monitoring and studies, and environmental education and training. Read More

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New Certified Robot Integrators were announced by RIA.

July 5, 2012

Ellison Technologies Automation, Intelligrated Systems Inc, and Progressive Machine and Design (PMD) are newest recipients of Certified Robot Integrator designation from RIA. RIA President Jeff Burnstein noted that "achieving certification will be valuable to integrators looking to showcase their capabilities and experience to users and suppliers alike." Burnstein also pointed out how program lets integrators benchmark their processes against best industry practices. Read More

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Symposium To Explore Impact of shale gas on vehicle development.

July 5, 2012

Taking place in Pittsburgh, PA on August 28, SAE 2012 Shale Gas Impact on Vehicle Development Symposium will focus on impact of natural gas vehicle adoption, shale exploration, and natural gas infrastructure on bi-fuel vehicle production. Attendees will gain understanding of energy policy related to natural gas exploration/CNG as well infrastructure developments. Additional topics will address market opportunities and regulatory environment. Read More

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Symposium focuses on materials in oxygen-enriched atmospheres.

July 5, 2012

Thirteenth International Symposium on Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres will take place September 19-21 at Concordia University in Montreal, QC, Canada. Beneficial for all individuals involved with design and operation of oxygen and oxidizer systems, event will provide forum for exchange of ideas - improving safety for manufacturing, safe use, and currently research - on oxygen, oxygen-enriched environments, and other oxidizer systems. Read More

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PMMI launches The Beverage Connected Community.

July 5, 2012

PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO International 2012, announced launch of The Beverage Connected Community, an online forum where beverage industry can connect and continue their PACK EXPO show experience beyond show floor. This addition to PACK EXPO Connected Communities will be an online extension of PACK EXPO's Beverage Cooler Lounge, sponsored by International Society of Beverage Technologists, which makes its debut in the Grand Concourse at PACK EXPO International 2012. Read More

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NREL Research earns two prestigious R/D 100 awards.

July 5, 2012

Developed at NREL, Desiccant-enhanced Evaporative (DEVAP) Air-Conditioning Cycle cools commercial buildings at a small fraction of the energy use of a traditional cooler, releases far less carbon dioxide, and could cut costly peak electricity demand by 80%. SJ3 3-Junction Solar Cells, utilizing tunable bandgaps, lattice-matched architecture, and ultra-concentration tunnel junctions, achieve world record conversion efficiency of 43.5% with potential to reach 50%. Read More