Revised RFP for Biomass Feedstock Study – New Due Date January 13, 2017

The RFP for the Biomass Feedstock Study (originally due December 2, 2016) has been re-issued and revised with a new due date of January 13, 2017. We encourage local-owned, minority-owned, and female-owned businesses to respond.

The following is a brief summary of the project scope:

A Biomass Feedstock Study is needed to characterize the different types of wood fiber in Maine that are available as a feedstock for conversion to cellulosic sugars or other biobased building blocks to support the emerging global demand for biobased chemicals, bioplastics, advanced biofuels, and other advanced biobased products. Up-to-date information on the types of biomass and their costs will be a critical component of the Road Map to Advance Biobased Manufacturing in Maine, which will also serve as an investment prospectus for potential investors. The Road Map will be a tool used to market Maine’s assets to the global biotechnology industry and share with them specific data on Maine’s available biomass, primarily wood fiber in Maine that currently lacks markets.

The full RFP can be accessed here:

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Proposals are due January 13, 2017.

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