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The future is wood

A recent New Scientist article, “Our wooden future: making cars, skyscrapers and even lasers from wood”, talks about wood being processed into a super-material with extraordinary properties. There is a growing wood revolution, with Liangbing Hu, a materials scientist at the University of Maryland, stating that wood could even be used in cars. Engineers in...

Prefab housing on the rise in Britian

Thisismoney reports that one in five homes will be partly made in factories by Barratt’s Developments. This would ultimately cut building time from a typical building time of up to 40 weeks to that of just 10 days and will contribute to cutting costs. This construction method will be used to build around 20% of...

reNEWS – Wooden towers for wind turbines

Modivon, a Swedish start-up, has secured capital to develop a modular wooden tower for supporting multi-MW turbines. This is a great way to supply climate-neutral and cost-efficient wind towers. The first prototype will be built this summer, this will be for a 40-metre high turbine.   To read more on this innovative development please click...

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