The U.S Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration announced it will invest more than $4 million dollars to diversify and grow Maine’s economy, with funds earmarked for the forest sector. Additionally, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has announced a $3.3 million dollar award for the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) at the University of Maine to help advance their wood to jet fuel technology. The award will help FBRI research the conversion of cellulose and lignin to liquid hydrocarbon fuels, while using the hemicellulose and cellulose fiber extracts to develop other high-value products. It is hoped co-production of fuel and other value products will improve the technology and help make it economically feasible. More information, including a summary of the economic development grants, can be found on the UMaine News page.
Nano Canada 2017
Date: September 25-26, 2017
Location: Montréal, Canada.
Dr. Kimberly Ong of Vireo Advisors will present Vireo’s ongoing collaborative work* entitled, "Advancing Adverse Outcome Pathways as a Tool for the Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials – the NanoAOP Project", during NanoCanada's first national conference: Converging on Nanomanufacturing.
The conference will bring together experts from all sectors with a focus on collaborative innovation in nanomanufacturing. Dr. Ong will be chairing the Nanotechnology Standards, Regulations, and Health and Safety session, featuring a wide range of invited speakers from standards organizations, consulting firms, the chemicals industry, and government.
To register to attend the conference, please visit the event website.
Bio-Based Live 2017
Date: September 26-27, 2017
Location: San Diego, California
Make plans to attend Bio-Based Live 2017 along with Vireo's Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin. This year's show will consist of two content streams:
1. Process Innovation & Technology
(Developing bio-based and green innovations that are cost-competitive at commercial scale.)
2. Sustainable Products (Improving the triple bottom line for brands and retailers by placing bio-based and green adoption at the heart of sustainability strategies.)
For more information, please visit the event website.
SRA 2017:Risk Analysis: The Profession, The Practitioners, The Research
Plan to attend the SRA Annual Meeting from December 10-14, 2017 in Arlington, VA for the premier opportunity to discuss all avenues of risk analysis with other risk enthusiasts from around the globe. Attendees are scientists and practitioners, trained in multiple disciplines and employed across a variety of organizations, who gather annually to share their diverse perspectives.
Click here to access the registration form for the event.
For questions regarding the Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group at SRA, please contact Vireo Advisor's James Ede, Interim Chair of the ENMSG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SRA World Congress 2019
The Society for Risk Analysis
Fifth World Congress on Risk will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from Monday, 6 May 2019 to Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at Cape Town International Convention Centre. The theme of this event will be: "Development and Resilience".