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NREL Industry Group to explore solar lending potential.

NREL recently convened the Banking on Solar working group, which comprises more than 50 members representing solar, banking, legal, regulatory, and financial industries, among others.- Group's principal efforts center on standardizing contracts and underwriting processes, as well as educating banks and regulators about risks and rewards of solar asset class. Goal is to reduce barriers to entry...

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PMMI talks North American pharmaceutical trends at Interpack.

PMMI addressed top trends in robotics, traceability, and retail ready packaging at interpack. According to PMMI's study on robot usage and trends, robots are projected to be used for 27% of primary package for medical devices by 2018, compared to just 3% in 2013. For pharmaceuticals, robots are expected to handle 34% of primary packaging operations, up from 21% in 2013. PMMI has launched...

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Biofuel Groups welcome Court of Appeals decision in RFS case.

U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit rejected petition by Monroe Energy, LLC challenging EPA's 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards. After EPA reduced cellulosic biofuel volume for 2013, Monroe Energy challenged EPA’s decision not to reduce renewable fuel and advanced biofuel volumes by same or lesser amount. Court rejected Monroe Energy’s argument and reaffirmed Congress’s...

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EPA releases EnviroAtlas ecosystem mapping tool.

U.S. EPA released EnviroAtlas, a web-based interactive tool that integrates over 300 separate data layers, helping decision makers understand the implications of planning and policy decisions on fragile ecosystems and the communities who depend on goods and services from these ecosystems. EnviroAtlas can help people learn about ecosystems, and how they provide benefits such as clean air and...

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National Research Council praises EPA IRIS program enhancements.

U.S. EPA actions to improve its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program, which provides information- regarding health effects of environmental contaminants, were applauded in- report by National Academies' NRC. Specifically, report commends EPA for its substantive new approaches, continued commitment to improving process, as well as successes thus far. NRC expects completion of...

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Technology Influencers Provide Insight at CES Unveiled Warsaw.

Scheduled to be held in conjunction with 5th Innovative Economy Congress, Inaugural CES Unveiled Warsaw- will take place June 17, 2014 in Warsaw, Poland and feature breaking news about the 2015 International CES-® as well as targeted market research and exhibitors showcasing tech innovations. CEA's Gary Shapiro will keynote 5th Innovative Economy Congress and serve on Disruptive Technology...

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International CES launches call for speakers.

International CES-® today announced its Call for Speakers for the 2015 International CES-®, which returns to Las Vegas, NV, January 6–9, 2015. Conference boasts talents and expertise of industry speakers through 250 cutting-edge sessions, empowering attendees with knowledge to stay at forefront of innovation. Event will- also- feature more than- 3,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest...

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Alaska UAS Test Site begins research flights.

FAA announced that the University of Alaska's unmanned aircraft system test site is the second of 6 to become operational.- Agency has granted the University of Alaska Fairbanks a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization allowing flights by Aeryon Scout small UAS for animal surveys at its Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex in Fairbanks. Main purpose of operation is to show how UAS can accurately...

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BIO announces Buzz of BIO contest winners.

BIO has announced winners of the 2014 BIO International Convention-® Buzz of BIO contest, recognizing highly innovative companies in the biotech sector.- Competition- spotlights emerging companies that are R&D intensive and helps position them to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. BNOAT Oncology, Inc. and HNu-nanoPOINT won- Technologies of Tomorrow category, while Kibow...

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AEM helps lead Exhibitions Day launch on Capitol Hill.

AEM will help lead Exhibitions Day in Washington D.C., June 16–17. Initiative will educate federal lawmakers on the business value of face-to-face events and how regulatory action can affect organizers' attendance-building efforts. Spearheaded by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, event will include Capitol Hill visits to members of Congress and their staffs, as well as...

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