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Pyrolysis process proposed for recycling wind turbines

Pyrolysis process proposed for recycling wind turbines

At the end of their 15-year service life, wind turbine blades composed of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) laminate composites are landfilled.  Many nations are banning composite materials from their landfills, posing challenges to recycling these structures....

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Hydro-powered hydrogen production in Switzerland

Hydro-powered hydrogen production in Switzerland

Groupe E will build an $8.5 million hydrogen production facility in the Swiss canton of Fribourg, featuring two polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzers provided by H-Tec Systems. Image: H-TEC Systems The Swiss energy company plans to set up the green hydrogen...

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Reminder – SMART Session 2 Begins in June

Reminder – SMART Session 2 Begins in June

The SMART Competition has two start dates for the competition schedule.  Even though there are no official competition beginning or ending dates for the competition, SMART has divided its judging calendar into two competition sessions per year. Competition Session 1:...

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Designing the Smart City Digital Twin

A smart city digital twin relies on a number of layers of data that build on top of each other, layering in information about the terrain, buildings, infrastructure, mobility, and IoT devices. The digital twin uses the data generated in the virtual smart city layer to...

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How BIM helps to create a more disaster-resilient world

How BIM helps to create a more disaster-resilient world

Building information modeling (BIM) could have a transformative impact on the resilience of the built environment. The frequency and scale of natural disasters have been increasing since the beginning of the century, and experts believe these disasters may grow even...

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How Singapore created the first country-scale digital twin

How Singapore created the first country-scale digital twin

Recently, Singapore completed work on the world’s first digital twin of an entire nation.  Bentley Systems tools accelerated the process of transforming raw GIS, lidar, and imagery data into reality mesh, building, and transportation models of the country. “We...

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3 innovations for off-grid power storage

Over the past decade, the idea of a closed-loop off-the-grid home that draws its power from batteries has gone from that of an improbable wish to a very real option for many homeowners. And what’s driving this change may surprise you. Over the past several years,...

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