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Secretary of the Interior Visits University of Maine

Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar visited the University of Maine after being invited by Senator Susan Collins.His visit was to help him learn more about the offshore wind technology being developed at UMaine.They both agree, Maine is leading the way.” We have in fact the best wind resource of any coastal state.”Secretary Salazar toured […]

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UMaine deepwater offshore wind technology tests proceeding in the Netherlands

The team from UMaine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center, is testing 1/50th-scale models at an offshore wind basin owned by a Dutch company called Marin. Three different types of floating platforms are being tested 16 hours a day and are being subjected to different wind and wave intensity levels that mimic conditions in the […]

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Deepwater wind power given boost from report

Giant wind turbine installations floating more than 10 miles off the Maine coast could be able to generate electricity at rates competitive with conventional sources in 2020, according to a report being released today by the University of Maine. University researchers say it seems possible to hit a target of 8-10 cents a kilowatt hour […]

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Official hopes firms will put turbines in Gulf of Maine

ORONO, Maine — Middle East instability may be one reason more people than expected attended or tuned in online Tuesday to a wind power developers conference at the University of Maine. As popular uprisings have broken out in Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and elsewhere, the price of oil has been rising, pushed up by uncertainty […]

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UMaine Technology Awarded Patent

A team from the University of Maine was just awarded a patent for a creating a technology that’s been researched all throughout the world. As Caroline Connolly reports, it’s something they believe could strengthen Maine’s job market.At first glance, it looks like an ordinary wooden beam, but a new technology is doubling its strength.”It’s almost […]

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Kenway Corp’s Hybrid Composites Culvert Repair System Successfully Installed at Three New Locations

Online PR News – 06-December-2010 – – Three additional Hybrid Composite Culvert Repair Systems have been successfully installed in Ebeemee and Indian Townships in central Maine. Developed by Kenway Corporation of Augusta Maine and the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (AEWC) the Hybrid Composite Culvert Repair System utilizes pre-engineered light-weight composite panels that […]

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Russian Company Considering UMaine Bridge Technology for 2014 Olympics

The University of Maines AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center and private company Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT) are talking with a Russian company about using UMaines Bridge-in-a-Backpack technology for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Bridge-in-a-Backpack, an innovative inflatable composite-concrete arch bridge, was developed at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center to reduce construction […]

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First Maine Offshore Wind Farm in 2016

Habib Dagher, director of AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine, said Tuesday that the first ocean-based wind turbine will be installed off Monhegan in 2012, followed by one turbine 20 miles offshore in 2013, and then several turbines in a wind farm also located 20 miles offshore in 2016. A larger […]

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Building a Bridge of (and to) the Future

PITTSFIELD, Me. — The Neal Bridge is barely a bump in the road for motorists roaring down Route 100 south of this central Maine town. It’s a modest bit of the nation’s infrastructure — two lanes wide and 34 feet long, enough to span a small stream. The bridge is newer than most, as suggested […]

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Popular Science: The Inflatable Bridge

This August, Randy Gardner’s construction crew blocked off a road in Anson, Maine, and set up what looked lie a children’s bouncy castle. Neighborhood gawkers grew even more curious when a concrete truck arrived on the scene. Despite the inflatable carbon-fiber tubes’ toylike appearance, Gardner explained to passersby, they provide the backbone to a new […]

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