3M Joins Desertec Industrial Initiative

3M has joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii), based in Germany, as an associate partner. The company says it will contribute in the areas of film, adhesive and coating component technologies to the Desertec initiative, which aims to create the framework generating a sustainable supply of renewable energy in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East and to prepare integration with the European power network.

3M will also contribute its expertise in the area of high-voltage overhead conductors. The company says it has developed a conductor based on ceramic-fiber reinforced aluminum that can carry twice as much electricity as conventional steel cables, even under the most challenging climatic conditions.



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