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    World's First Antimicrobial Copper Air Conditioner launched in Beijing (December)
    Brussels, 21 December 2010: The world’s first antimicrobial copper air conditioner has been launched in Beijing yesterday by the Chinese air conditioning giant Chigo, in association with the International Copper Association. This ground-breaking product will harness the antimicrobial properties of copper for a new application. In addition to this, it offers record-breaking energy-saving performance.
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    Industry Leaders Call for High Level Task Force on Energy Efficiency (October)
    Senior business executives1 from Europe’s leading companies in the energy efficiency sector met with EU Energy Commissioner, Günther Oettinger, on Tuesday evening to explore enhanced cooperation on energy efficiency. The executives, who are members of the Energy Efficiency Industrial Forum (EEIF), urged the Commissioner to focus on five key factors necessary to ensure that the 20% energy savings target is met by 2020.
    30 | 09 | 10
    European Copper Institute Exhibits Copper Alloys at Aquaculture Europe 2010 (September)
    Brussels, 29 September 2010: The European Copper Institute (ECI) announced it will attend Aquaculture Europe 2010, 5 – 8 October, in Porto, Portugal. ECI will demonstrate copper alloys for use in both near- and off-shore marine aquaculture enclosures at Stand 105, “Copper Alloys in Marine Aquaculture: Increasing Productivity, Sustaining the Future.” The exhibit will highlight the use of various forms of copper alloys and provide scientific evidence that copper alloys in marine aquaculture helps improve fish health, maintain cage volumes and reduce maintenance.
    06 | 09 | 10
    Business & NGO's Unit to Urge Energy Ministers to Triple Efforts on Energy Savings & Efficiency (September)
    Brussels, Belgium – Europe’s energy ministers must lead the charge towards a three-fold increase in the impact of Europe’s efforts to stop wasting energy. Huge benefits from energy savings and energy efficiency are still being denied to the EU’s citizens and businesses - even when they strongly support it. This is the message that a novel coalition of 19 environmental and social NGOS, business and professional associationsi today delivered at a meeting with Paul Magnette, Belgian Minister for Climate and Energy Policy and the current President of the EU Energy Council.
    12 | 08 | 10
    Copper could play a role in controlling the spread of NDM-1 (August)
    Brussels, August 12, 2010 : Studies conducted at the University of Southampton on antimicrobial copper contact surfaces point to the metal as a potentially useful control measure in hospitals for the newly emergent New Delhi Metallo-1 beta-lactamase (NDM-1) group of enteric bacteria that includes E. coli.
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    Manifesto for a competitive European Copper Industry (June)
    European Copper Institute launches its “Manifesto for a Competitive European Copper Industry”: The European copper industry launched its “Manifesto for a Competitive European Copper Industry”. This paper declares the principles that can secure a competitive European copper industry and were the focus of a policy debate hosted yesterday at the European Parliament by the MEPs Piotr Borysi, and Jacek Protasiewiczii.
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    Europe leads the World in Copper Recycling (May)
    Brussels, 10 May 2010 – According to a report issued this week from the International Copper Study Group (ICSG), Europe is the only region in the world in which the use of recycled copper increased in 2008. While manufacturing of semi-finished products declined and the commodities markets fell in the emerging global recession, the economic climate in 2008 did not encourage recycling in most major copper-using regions.
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    The 3rd " Copper and the Home" design competition is now up and away ! (March)
    The 3rd “Copper and the home” design competition is now up and away! Closing date for submissions: 30 November 2010
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    Irish Hospital First to Harness Copper Technology to fight Infections (January)
    Brussels, January the 12th 2010 An Irish hospital is the first in the world to embrace the latest science by specifying hygienic copper door handles throughout in a bid to reduce healthcare associated infections such as MRSA, providing the best possible solid protection to its patients.
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