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On its 1-year anniversary, UMaine’s BioHome3D meets sustainability, strength, and durability goals, setting the stage for future development

Orono, Maine — BioHome3D, the first 100% bio-based 3D-printed home in the world, proves to be a viable solution to the growing housing crisis after one year of outdoor testing.  Printed at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), the prototype is poised to set new standards for structural integrity, carbon footprint…

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ASCC expertise informs Senator King’s request for mass timber adoption

The Advanced Structures & Composites Center’s (ASCC) Wood Composites Manager Russell Edgar and ASCC Executive Director Dr. Habib Dagher featured in Maine Public article discussing Senator Angus King’s request for the  General Services Administration to use mass timber in construction and renovation of government buildings. The ASCC is home to the Maine Mass Timber Commercialization…

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ASCC researcher discovers environmentally favorable applications for nanocomposite materials

An article by Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) researcher Eric Landis has been published in Environmental Science & Technology. The publication titled “Harmonized Life-Cycle Inventories of Nanocellulose and Its Application in Composites” explores how nanocomposite materials like cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and nanofibers (CNF) are broadly known to be renewable materials with low-emissions, but their…

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Designed to address labor shortages and supply chain issues that are driving high costs and constricting the supply of affordable housing, BioHome3D is the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based, recyclable materials

The American Floating Offshore Wind Technical Summit (AFloat) brings together industry, academia, academiarnment floating offshore wind experts from around the world to chart a course for floating offshore wind in the US.