UMaine, U.S. Department of Energy launch $20M wood-fiber research initiative

From left, Jeffrey Hecker, provost, University of Maine; Habib Dagher, executive director, Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine; U.S. Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Daniel Simmons, assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; and Mohammad Khaleel, associate laboratory director, Oak Ridge National Lab; at Thursday's announcement in Washington, D.C. - Courtesy / Office Of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins

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The University of Maine and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced Thursday a new research collaboration to advance efforts to use wood fiber in 3D printer manufacturing.

The $20 million initiative is seen as a promising new technology with strong potential to create a new market for Maine’s $8.5 billion forest products industry.

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Source: Mainebiz

 

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