President Joe Biden hosted the Climate Summit in April, and GE, one of COBOD’s partners, presented their work in front of President Biden and other leaders from 16 different countries. Danielle Merfeld, GE Renewable Energy CTO adressed the Leaders Summit on Climate organized by the White House.
The virtual event brought together President Joe Biden and leaders of 16 countries responsible for 80% of global carbon emissions and global gross domestic product (GDP), as well as a select number of civil society leaders and business leaders like Danielle Merfeld of GE.
Merfeld talked about the good work GE is doing to speed up decarbonization around the world. She delivered a presentation showcasing GE’s investments in innovation and some of GE Renewable Energy’s latest technologies and research projects, which include joint programs with the Department of Energy to develop new solutions. Among the solutions mentioned, Merfeld talked about COBOD’s solution with wind turbine foundations 3D-printed from high-performance concrete.
Henrik Lund-Nielsen, founder and General Manager of COBOD, commented: “We have always believed in the possibilities of our technology and 3D concrete printers in the wind turbine sector, and GE putting it on the table for the world leaders show, that we are not alone with this confidence. We are extremely proud to be the inventors and manufacturers of the technology and printers, which made it possible to produce the first ever 3D printed concrete wind turbine tower bases for GE in cooperation with LafargeHolcim.”