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Energy Department Announces Funding for training, assessments.

U.S. DOE announced fundingÂ- to help small- and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers increase their energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability, and competitiveness as well as address shortage of engineering professionals with applied energy-related skills. There will be 20–30 universities, along with partnering organizations, selected as Industrial Assessment Centers...

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EPA, DOE Honor Achievements of partners in energy efficiency.

U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)Â- will honor 149 businesses and organizations in 35 states with 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for conserving energy and protecting environment through energy efficiency achievements. According to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, this year's winners prove saving money and protecting the environment go hand in...

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EPA Funds Research to protect air quality in changing climate.

To protect air quality from current and future challenges associated withÂ- climate change impacts, U.S. EPA announced $8.5 million in research funding to 12 universities in CA, CO, NY, GA, MA, MD, NM, WA, and WY. EPA's Thomas A. Burke said that “By examining the relationship between air quality and climate change this research will help better protect human health and the...

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MHI predicts slowdown in equipment manufacturing.

After experiencing near historic highs in 2015 for Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing, MHI predicts a modest slowdown inÂ- 2016. MHEM orders are expected to be $31.1 billion in 2015, but fall in 2016 by 11.3% to 27.6 billion. Domestic Demand is expected to be 30.7 billion in 2015, although it is expected to fall in 2016 by 3.6%. In light of sluggish global growth and relatively strong...

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ELFA January 2016 MCI-EFI reports waning confidence.

January 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) shows confidence at 54.0, which is down from December's 60.2. Decreases were also reported for expectations concerning business conditions, access to capital to fund equipment acquisitions, and hiring expectancy over nextÂ- 4 months; evaluation of current U.S. economy and its future recovery; and...

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NIST Technique creates nanocontainers for drug delivery.

Researchers at NIST receivedÂ- patent for microfluidics-based method of creating precisely sized, nanometer-scale capsules. Said method can produce liposomes with 100–400 nm dia typ, which is useful for attaching to 1–10 µm cells. As stated by Michael Gaitan, who works in NIST's Physical Measurement Lab, We have precision control over...

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EPA Administrator delivers remarks about CUPP at conference.

At the EPA Region 4 conference in Atlanta, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy provided opening remarks about the College/Underserved Community Partnership Program (CUPP). Through CUPP, college and university students provide technical support to underserved communities at no cost to them. Conference was designed to highlight how college students are helping communities address important issues that...

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Businesses seek fuel cells to meet sustainability goals.

According to The Business Case for Fuel Cells 2015: Powering Corporate Sustainability, a new report from FCHEA, businesses of all sizes are increasingly adopting cost-effective fuel cell technology to improve electrical power reliability, increase efficiencies, and reduce carbon emissions of operations. Growing sales are helping to bring attention to the range of benefits and markets fuel cells...

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AIM Members take top RFID honors.

AIM announced that members of both its AIM China Chapter as well as members of AIM, Inc. have been selected as winners of 2015 RFID China Annual Awards. Winners from AIM China include: Ivengo Information Technology Co., Ltd; Shenzhen Idiway Inc.; Hubei Huaweike Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd; Golden Spring Internet of Things Inc.; and SATO. Members selected to receive 2015 RFID International...

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ASC creates Product Category Rule for Sealants.

ASC has created first draft Product Category Rule for Sealants for North America. PCR sets rules that industry should follow when conducting a Life Cycle Assessment, which is then used to create an Environmental Product Declaration. PCR for Sealants was created in a collaborative, consensus-driven manner with an ASC member task force, UL Environment and Thinkstep. Draft is now open to public...

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