Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

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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Dagher speaks to Eos about floating offshore wind research

Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, spoke with Eos about floating offshore wind energy research involved in VolturnUS and New England Aqua Ventus. “We formed the very first university-based research team on floating wind technologies,” he said.

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Campus grounds in the summer

UMaine cited for sustainability efforts on campus 

The University of Maine was among colleges and universities worldwide receiving top honors for its sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UMaine was one of the 16 top performers nationally and internationally in the Grounds category, one of AASHE’s sustainability impact areas, focused on campus land management, […]

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Media report on appropriations funding earmarked for UMaine, UMS

The Bangor Daily News and WVII (Channel 7 in Bangor) reported on the more than $57 million in the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bills from the Senate Appropriations Committee earmarked for the University of Maine and University of Maine System. Included in the bill is $35 million in funding for the Factory of the Future, […]

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$57.5M to support UMaine Research included in draft Senate Appropriations bills 

The Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bills were officially released from the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, October 18. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $57,537,000 in funding to support research and initiatives at the University of Maine and the University of Maine System.   Included in the bill is […]

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Press Herald editorial about offshore wind, lobster cites UMaine research

A Portland Press Herald editorial about President Joseph R. Biden Jr., offshore wind energy and the Maine lobster industry cited technology developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center that supports the development of floating offshore wind facilities. Centralmaine.com shared the editorial.

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