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Caterpillar and HUSCO Executives to co-chair IFPE 2017.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers    Milwaukee, WI 53214
July 24, 2014 Philip McCluskey, System Product Manager for Caterpillar Inc., and Bob Mortensen, COO for HUSCO International, have been named co-chairs of the 2017 IFPE exposition and will lead the triennial show's management committee. Scheduled for March 7–11, 2017 and co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG exposition, show is the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications.
Industry and Investors count on NREL's modeling tools.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)    Golden, CO 80401
July 24, 2014 Modelers at NREL develop and constantly improve data and algorithms to enhance the accuracy of risk assessments and performance modeling of renewable energy projects, whether they're at residential, commercial, or utility scale. Tools such as PVWatts and Solar Advisor Model help companies and researchers examine their particular circumstances, such as variables of their climate, incentives in their state, kW-hr rate in their locales, and neighborhood bank's interest rate.
SPE announces agenda for Flexible Packaging Conference.
Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc    Newtown, CT 06470
July 23, 2014 Scheduled for October 19–22, 2014 Flexible Packaging Conference will co-locate with Fall 2014 Web Coating and Handling Conference sponsored by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators. Technical conference agenda will consist of 6 sessions: Extrusion and Converting Technology; Processes and Materials for Package Appearance and Performance; Our Dynamic Industry: Innovation at Work; Design for Sustainability; Science of Sealing; and Biomaterials and Package Design.
EPA to award $2.1 million to revitalize urban waters.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
July 23, 2014 EPA is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. Funding is through EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their efforts to access, improve, and benefit from their urban waters and surrounding land. Urban waters include canals, rivers, lakes, wetlands, aquifers, estuaries, bays, and oceans in urbanized areas.
U.S. Settlement with Minnesota Power will reduce emissions.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
July 23, 2014 In a settlement with the U.S., Minnesota Power has agreed to install pollution control technology and meet stringent emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from company’s 3 coal-fired power plants located in Minnesota. Settlement will resolve claims that company violated New Source Review provisions of Clean Air Act by unlawfully constructing major modifications at its plants without obtaining required permits and installing and operating best available air pollution control technology.
CONEXPO Latin America holds successful exhibitor-info meeting.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers    Milwaukee, WI 53214
July 23, 2014 CONEXPO Latin America conducted a well-attended exhibitor-information meeting in Santiago, Chile; construction equipment manufacturers and related industry companies learned details directly from show organizers about exhibiting at this event that is bringing the CONEXPO brand of quality and value to the region. Organizers discussed business conditions and opportunities in Chile and Latin America, and outlined how exhibitors can improve their business results by participating in this show.
Researchers predict discomfort from LED streetlight glare.
The Optical Society (OSA)    Washington, DC 20036
July 23, 2014 Team of researchers from China and the Netherlands have developed a way to evaluate the human impact of uncomfortable glare caused by LED road lights. Using laboratory set-up to mimic visual conditions on the road, researchers created a model that can predict the level of discomfort experienced by drivers under various lighting conditions. Team reported their findings, which could guide streetlight placement and design, in The Optical Society’s open-access journal Optics Express.
Velociti Named by ATA as part of its Featured Product program.
American Trucking Associations    Alexandria, VA 22314
July 23, 2014 American Trucking Associations (ATA) proclaimed Velociti Inc., transportation and networking technology services firm, is part of ATA Featured Product program. In addition to calling Velociti "a key player," ATA President and CEO Bill Graves expressed pride in having them as part of ATA Featured Product program. Using their accumulated knowledge and expertise in various technology solutions, Velociti offers transportation technology deployment services to the trucking industry.
SME Education Foundation awards scholarships to students at SCNC.
SME    Dearborn, MI 48121
July 23, 2014 SME Education Foundation announced award winners in machining categories of 2014 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). Respectively, winners of gold, silver, and bronze prizes were Luc Bergeron, Cory Mailman, and Mohamed Rahim for Precision Machining-Post-Secondary School competition; Metika Olanriksupak, Trevor Fandrick, and Tyler Magri for CNC Machining competition; and Carl Bouvrette, Alex Hoelzli, and Jorn Peeters for Precision Machining competition.
Biotech Crop Varieties continue to be preferred by farmers.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
July 23, 2014 According to USDA's Economic Research Service report, genetically engineered soybeans, cotton, and corn are the preferred choice of U.S. farmers because of their environmental, economical, and societal benefits. Scientific innovation and seed technology allow growers to produce reliable and abundant yields with less tilling of soil and fewer insecticide applications. These practices promote environmental sustainability, reduce on-farm fuel use, increase profit, and keep food costs affordable.
BIO Summit highlights importance of care and use of animals.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
July 23, 2014 Scheduled for September 16–18, Livestock Biotech Summit will feature session titled "Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Biomedical Applications” which will include discussions on latest knowledge impacting care and use of livestock animals in research settings. During "Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Food Production" session, panelists will discuss what researchers, farmers, and organizations are doing to answer consumer questions about methods used to raise their food.
Solar Workshop addresses planning, regulating, and permitting.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)    Latham, NY 12110-1156
July 23, 2014 As part of the Solar Outreach Partnership, the Centralina Council of Governments is hosting a free solar energy workshop, Wednesday, July 30, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Presenters will offer suggestions on how to improve and streamline the permitting process in ways that benefit the permitting authority, as well as solar installers and their customers. Morning session will cover Solar Codes and Standards and afternoon session will address Solar Permitting Process.
Congressman Glenn Thompson tours Chemcut Facility in PA.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
July 23, 2014 As part of IPC's "Meet the Policymakers" program, Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA-5) visited IPC-member company Chemcut Corporation in State College, PA. Chemcut CEO and General Manager Richard Lies hosted tour of 110,000 ft² facility and led discussion of several important policy and regulatory issues. These included public-private partnerships for manufacturing innovation, export controls, tax policy, and science-based environmental regulation.
TRFA Annual Meeting will host multiple presentations, discussions.
Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA)    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
July 22, 2014 Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting from September 14–16 in Henderson, NV. Spread over 3 days, schedule includes technical papers, Tougheners for Composites panel discussion, 2 Regulatory Affairs presentations, annual Table Top Showcase, presentation of Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award, and Thermosets 101 Short Course. Attendees also benefit from networking opportunities throughout, including 2 receptions.
U.S. Team Takes Silver in 2014 International Rocketry Challenge.
Aerospace Industries Association    Arlington, VA 22209-3928
July 22, 2014 Students from Creekview High School (Canton, GA) took silver medals in seventh annual International Rocketry Challenge at Farnborough International Air Show. Sponsored by Raytheon, U.S. team won second place. Rockets had to reach 825 ft during 48–50 sec flight window, and payload of 2 raw hen eggs had to return to ground undamaged using 2 identical parachutes. Team posted top flight score of 9.88 and was 9 ft short of target altitude. Also, students were judged on rocket design presentation.
Kevin J. Cosgriff to lead NEMA.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
July 21, 2014 As of August 4, Kevin J. Cosgriff will take office as president and CEO of NEMA. Cosgriff, a former vice admiral in the U.S. Navy, comes to NEMA after serving as Senior VP of International Business and Government for Textron Systems Corporation, a position he held from 2010 to 2013. According to NEMA Board of Governors Chairman Chris Curtis, Cosgriff is a proven leader with a command of policy issues important to NEMA members and has great business acumen for the manufacturing environment.
NEMA reacts to passage of energy and water funding bill.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
July 18, 2014 NEMA commented on House passage of FY2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which funds DOE. HR 4923 provides $160 million for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, which leads research and development activities for transmission, Smart Grid, energy storage, and cybersecurity. Though this amount is an 8.7% increase over FY2014, NEMA was supportive of efforts by Representatives Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) to increase OE funding to $180 million.
EPA to fund 21 small businesses.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
July 18, 2014 Through Small Business Innovation Research program, EPA is providing $2 million in funds to 21 small businesses in 15 states to develop and commercialize innovative, sustainable technologies that address current environmental issues. In Phase I, small businesses can receive up to $100,000 for "proof of concept" of their technology, and successful Phase I companies can apply to develop and commercialize their technology with Phase II funding totaling up to $300,000.
Biotech Trade Associations form ICBA to increase int'l support.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
July 17, 2014 International confederation of biotechnology trade associations announced ratification of bylaws creating International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA), which will advocate for public policies supporting growth of innovative biotechnology industry worldwide. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, elected as ICBA Chairman, said that forming ICBA allows industry to better coordinate, organize, and face these challenging issues globally together.
FAA Receives Unleaded Fuels Proposals in support of PAFI.
Federal Aviation Administration    Washington, DC 20591
July 16, 2014 FAA received 10 replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, and Swift Fuels as well as consortium of BP, TOTAL, and Hjelmco for further evaluation in Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI), which aims to help general aviation industry transition to unleaded aviation gasoline. FAA will assess viability of candidate fuels to determine for participation in first phase of laboratory testing at William J. Hughes Technical Center.

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