Economic Development

Media cite research from UMaine study on snowmobiling

Bangor Daily News and The County cited research from a University of Maine study released in 2020 which found that snowmobilers contribute more than $600 million to Maine’s economy. The BDN article recognizes the economic impact the mid-December storm and lack of snow has created for snowmobile clubs that maintain revenue-generating trail systems. The article […]

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Media highlights work by UMaine offshore wind research

Sierra Magazine, American Journal of Transportation and Mainebiz highlighted work by Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, to create a floating concrete platform to support offshore wind turbines. The articles state how offshore wind power is achievable in Maine with floating turbines, which could eventually provide power […]

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UMaine-led research team making new frozen foods from squid fins

Squid has become a staple menu item and ingredient in many seafood restaurants, whether it’s fried, baked, grilled or served raw. In North American markets, however, only about half of each squid is used for culinary applications. To reduce food waste and open new markets, a University of Maine-led team of researchers and students will […]

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Dagher discusses BioHome3D and its durability with Concord Monitor

Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, spoke with the Concord Monitor about BioHome3D, the first ever 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials, and how it endured one of Maine’s most volatile weather years during its first year of outdoor testing. “We wanted to see how it […]

Read more highlight UMaine wild blueberry research in Jonesboro highlighted research exploring new technologies and resources to support wild blueberry production being conducted by University of Maine researchers at Blueberry Hill Farm in Jonesboro. The work is supported by a $2.9 million award from the U.S. Small Business Administration, secured by U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King at the request of the […]

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Mainebiz highlights UMaine role in developing high-tech composite shipping containers

Mainebiz noted that the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) conducted research and development with Georgia Tech Research Institute that resulted in the creation of high-tech shipping containers, now manufactured by Global Secure Shipping. The company is an Old Town-based startup and spin-off from UMaine that continues to collaborate with its researchers. […]

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Media highlight UMaine collaboration in launching wave energy converter

Markets Insider, Yahoo! Finance, WABI (Channel 5), Ocean News and Technology, Offshore Energy, Style Magazine and many other outlets highlighted the support provided by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center in developing  Oscilla Power’s prototype wave energy converter, which was recently deployed in Castine Harbor. The ASCC was charged with the structural […]

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Maine Morning Star notes UMaine support in clean energy incubator

Maine Morning Star noted that the University of Maine is collaborating with the Roux Institute at Northeastern University and other partners to develop a clean energy incubator program that will support startup companies through mentorship, professional services, access to capital and community events. The state recently allocated $975,000 for the project.

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BioHome3D highlighted by Business Insider

In a story about a 3D-printed tiny house developed at the Woodbury University School of Architecture, Business Insider highlighted the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center’s BioHome3D, the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials.

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BDN interviews Dagher about challenges to offshore wind development 

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, about the challenges to offshore wind development, including supply chain issues and upfront costs. “You save money in the long run, and it’s a major opportunity to decarbonize our economy,” Dagher said.

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