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Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Joint Venture Agreement Between Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and Konarka Technologies, Inc., in Furtherance of NIST Cooperative Agreement (Proposal Number 00-00-7749)

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Notice is hereby given that, on March 5, 2008, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Joint Venture Agreement Between Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and Konarka Technologies, Inc., in Furtherance of NIST Cooperative Agreement (Proposal Number 00-00-7749) (“Joint Venture”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing (1) the identities of the parties to the venture and (2) the nature and objectives of the venture. The notifications were filed for the purpose of invoking the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.

Pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act, the identities of the parties to the venture are: Konarka Technologies, Inc., Lowell, MA and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA. The general area of the Joint Venture's planned activity is to produce and commercialize organic photovoltaic modules that are transparent to any pre-selected region of the visible spectrum. This unique feature enables the application of these colored, transparent, power producing modules in windows for commercial and residential buildings and greenhouses.

The activities of this Joint Venture project will be partially funded by an award from the Advanced Technology Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Patricia A. Brink,

Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.

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[FR Doc. E8-7006 Filed 4-4-08; 8:45 am]

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