Delft University of Technology

Concrete That Heals Itself

Concrete and bacteria are not often seen as sharing the same construction armchair, that is, unless you happen to be discussing concrete that heals itself. Henk Jonkers from Netherlands-based Delft University of Technology has created bioconcrete, a product that can heal its own cracks and faults. Jonkers says he originally began work … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated image of large, colorful kite connected to a ground-based electrical generation system, set in a wide-open field under a clear sky.

Airborne Wind Energy: It’s All Platypuses Instead Of Cheetahs

Kite-based wind generation was first proposed in the 1940s, the seminal power potential paper was published in 1980 and it was first demonstrated in 1986. So why isn’t there a single production system or even an a quarter-scale production prototype in existence today? Each of the combinations of design choices … [continued]

A Renewable Energy Thought Experiment

Originally published on Energy Post The role that renewable energy could play in changing the balance of power in the world is often overlooked. Rick Bosman of the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) in Rotterdam and Daniel Scholten, Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology, undertake a thought experiment … [continued]