Sustainability Solutions and Technologies

UMaine researchers write article for Issues in Science and Technology about mudflats research

University of Maine researchers co-authored an article for Issues in Science and Technology about collaborating with Maine tribes to study mudflats to illustrate how community-university partnerships can strengthen deliberative and democratic practices. The article was written by David Hart, director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and a professor in the […]

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Media note new UMaine biochar study 

Morning Ag Clips and Bangor Daily News reported that University of Maine researchers will study how wild blueberry growers can use biochar, charcoal-like material derived from the pyrolysis of wood, to increase soil moisture and aid in the crop’s ability to be resilient to drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Services […]

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Media report on unveiling of ASCC’s bio-based house

NPR, CNN, the Boston Globe, Portland Press Herald, News Center Maine, Bangor Daily News, Maine Public, Ellsworth American, Yahoo News UK, WMTW-TV (Channel 8 in Portland), WABI-TV (Channel 5 in Bangor), WEBB-FM (Augusta, Maine), WQCB-FM (Brewer, Maine), WBZN-FM (Brewer, Maine), WFMZ-TV (Allentown, Pennsylvania), WJBQ-FM (Portland, Maine), Architectural Digest, 3DPrint.com, 3D Natives, 3D Printing Media Network, […]

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A photo of a 3D printed house

First 100% bio-based 3D-printed home unveiled at the University of Maine

On Nov. 21, the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) unveiled BioHome3D, the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials. BioHome3D was developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hub and Spoke program between the UMaine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Partners included MaineHousing and the Maine Technology Institute.  […]

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BDN featured Schattman on PFAS panel

The Bangor Daily News reported that Rachel Schattman, assistant professor of sustainable agriculture at the University of Maine, presented at a forum organized by the Bangor Daily News and Maine Farmland Trust about removing toxic “forever chemicals” from the environment. Schattman is in the early stages of research on how PFAS chemicals are absorbed by […]

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News Center Maine features UMaine researchers studying how to destroy PFAS chemicals

News Center Maine featured the research of Onur Apul, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at UMaine. Over the next several years Apul and his team will be researching how to eradicate PFAS chemicals — compounds considered virtually indestructible — with a quarter-of-a-million-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation. The research will focus on […]

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Media share Mitchell Center event on forest management

The Daily Bulldog, Sun Journal, CentralMaine.com and Bangor Daily News shared that the​​ Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk titled “Sustainability Is Not Enough: From Stewardship to Reciprocity” at 3 p.m. on Nov. 28. Registration is required to attend remotely; to register and receive […]

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Mitchell Center to host talk about challenges in forest management Nov. 28

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk titled “Sustainability Is Not Enough: From Stewardship to Reciprocity” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28. In this talk, Roger Milliken, board chair of the Baskahegan Company, discusses the conflicts between traditional forest management practices and the […]

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Klein featured in EcoWatch guide to solar panels for homes

Sharon Klein, associate professor at the University of Maine School of Economics, was featured as an expert on solar panel efficiency in EcoWatch’s 2022 guide to the 10 best solar panels for homes. Klein explained that crystalline solar panels are generally more efficient than thin film, and cloudy weather, shade and temperature can all affect […]

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