Today, Sappi North America in partnership with Biobased Maine, issued a RFP seeking biobased technology to incorporate into existing operations at their Westbrook mill. The Westbrook mill is the world’s leading producer of casting and release papers. As the RFP states, “Sappi is committed to sustainable operations and the importance of advancing technology in support of our strategy and corporate vision. Sappi’s strategic interest includes the area of renewable material development and participation in improved bio-derived solutions.” The business intent of Sappi’s RFP is to identify technology deployments that represent commercially viable growth opportunities in the bio-materials arena. Sappi is interested in co-locating new biobased technology into the mill’s existing operations. Proposals will be assessed by Sappi for technical and commercial viability with assistance from technology provider Biobased Maine, and other industry experts. The RFP can be accessed here: BioMaterials Tech Deploy RFPFinal 21Apr17. Any questions about the RFP should be directed to Biobased Maine as specified in the RFP. Proposals are due by June 2, 2017.