Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

MaineBiz features UMaine ‘factory of the future’

MaineBiz reported on an omnibus federal funding package that includes $35 million to help build a digital research laboratory at the University of Maine. The facility, dubbed the “factory of the future,” will advance large-scale, biobased additive manufacturing using technologies such as artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, and arrays of large 3D printers and subtractive systems.

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Kimball speaks to Offshore Source about wave energy

In an article about developing wave energy on the U.S. East Coast, Richard Kimball, Presidential Professor of Ocean Engineering and Energy at the University of Maine, told Offshore Source that a scaled ocean field test site in Castine and a full-scale demonstration site in Mohegan are available to move wave energy systems from concept to […]

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Media report on the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center producing world’s largest 3D-printed logistics vessel

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5), News Center Maine, Seapower Magazine, 3D Printing Industry and Mainebiz reported on the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites producing the world’s largest 3D-printed logistics vessel. The watercraft is one of two 3D-printed prototype logistics vessels the UMaine Composites Center produced for the U.S. Department of […]

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Stateline highlights UMaine research in offshore wind story

In a story titled “Offshore Wind Takes Off at Last. States Have Been Counting on It,” Stateline, a daily news publication funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts organization, highlighted research on floating platform technology for offshore wind development from the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The story was also shared in the […]

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Task & Purpose highlights UMaine’s biomass jet fuel research

In a story about the U.S. Air Force exploring renewable fuels, Task & Purpose highlighted University of Maine research into developing jet fuel from biomass. The UMaine Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) is exploring optimal strategies for creating biomass-derived jet fuel at a commercial scale. Popular Science shared the Task & Purpose article. 

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Dagher discusses GBeam composite bridge technology on Composites Weekly podcast

The Composites Weekly podcast featured Habib Dagher, founding director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and Tim Kenerson, vice president of engineering for Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT) Bridges, to discuss GBeam composite bridge technology. The technology was designed and patented at the Composites Center and licensed to AIT Bridges. It was […]

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Mainebiz highlights UMaine work in story about ‘timber revolution’

In a story about how Maine could lead a revolution in timber products to reduce the carbon footprint in construction, Mainebiz referenced multiple research and development efforts from the University of Maine. The article highlighted biobased material research from the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the UMaine-led Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine) Coalition, which […]

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