S9E2: Can Maine become a global pioneer in renewable energy and infrastructure?
Finding possible solutions to the nation’s ailing infrastructure, affordable housing deficit and renewable energy needs is all in a day’s work for the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC).
At Maine’s largest university-based research facility, faculty, staff and many students are feverishly developing new materials and technologies to help address national and global issues. Projects include designing components for longer-lasting bridges, a 3D-printed home made entirely out of biobased materials and floating offshore wind energy. Through their work, the ASCC is also bolstering Maine’s workforce, and helping open new markets for forestry and other major industries in the state.
In this episode of “The Maine Question” podcast, we speak with Dr.Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the ASCC, to elaborate on its research and development and discuss how it can help Maine become a global pioneer in renewable energy and infrastructure.