BIO announces George Washington Carver Award winner.

BIO named Dr. Jay Keasling, professor of biochemical engineering at University of California, Berkeley, as recipient of 2013 George Washington Carver Award. Dr. Keasling is being honored for his contributions to field of synthetic biology promoting use of engineering microbes to produce biofuels, medicines, and cosmetic compounds from ingredients such as sugar cane and grasses. Keasling will...

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BIO Asks Florida Governor to preserve state's RFS.

BIO urged Florida Gov Rick Scott (R) to veto HB 4001/SB 320, which is anticipated to be passed by the Florida legislature next week and repeal state's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). BIO's letter said adopting this legislation could chill investment in state's biofuel industryÂ- and larger biotechnology industry. Undermining the state's market for biofuels will discourage further research and...

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Laser Institute of America

LAM 2013 presents ground breaking AM applications.

LAM 2013, LIA's fifth annual Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop, featured more than 20 presentations covering everything from cladding and repair to projections of growing impact of additive processes. Event showcased new methods, workflows, facilities, and possibilities in sessions spotlighting process chains, digital manufacturing, surface tailoring, and powders. In addition to the NAMII in...

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American National Standards Institute

Registration Opens for conformity assessment forum in Russia.

Under auspices of U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce is organizingÂ- U.S.–Russia Standards and Conformity Assessment Forum that will take place in Moscow on May 30, 2013. Event is supported by ANSI and U.S.–Russia Business Council and will focus on World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement as well...

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American National Standards Institute

ISO Workshop to address multiple resource productivity.

Currently, no international standard exists to address multiple resource evaluation, despite pressing international need for guidance on considering interconnections in relation to resource sustainability and conservation. To more fully examine possible approaches to address this need, ISO will hold workshop aimed at helping to develop ISO-published International Workshop Agreement on guidelines...

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ELFA releases Monthly Leasing and Finance Index for March.

According to ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, overall new business volume for March was $6.8 billion, flat compared to volume in March 2012. Month-over-month, new business volume was up 45% from February, and year to date, cumulative new business volume was up 3% compared to 2012. Receivables over 30 days were unchanged in March from previous month at 2.0%, and were down from 2.8% in...

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RIA is accepting applications for Joseph F. Engelberger award.

As world's most prestigious honor in field of robotics, Joseph F. Engelberger awards are presented to individuals for excellence in robotics technology development, application, education, and leadership. Named after the worldwide father of robotics," awards are sponsored annually by RIA and will be presented in conjunction with International Symposium on Robotics, October 24-26, 2013.Â- The...

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

NEMA commends President's budget for energy efficiency focus.

NEMA commended administration for including FY2014 budget measures aimed at promotion of energy-efficiency efforts in public/private sectors. In particular, budget encourages States to cut energy waste with Race-to-the-Top challenge, enhances preparedness and resilience, and invests in repairing existing infrastructure and building infrastructure of tomorrow, including power grids that are...

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