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Request for Information: Forest Industry Technologies

Issue Date: June 14, 2018 Due Date: July 20, 2018 Click here to download the RFI. RFI Purpose and Goals: The Maine Technology Institute is collecting publicly available information on technologies that could be deployed within Maine’s forest industry. The purpose of this RFI is to encourage technology companies to submit preliminary information on their…

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Introducing Marina Bowie

Please join us in welcoming Marina Bowie as Biobased Maine’s new Program Associate. Marina joins Biobased Maine from the University of New Hampshire (UNH), where she recently graduated with a dual degree in Economics and Sustainability. At UNH, Marina had the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she saw first-hand how…

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Welcome New Member JHC Consulting LLC

Please join us in welcoming Biobased Maine’s newest member, JHC Consulting LLC. JHC Consulting LLC represents BBC Land LLC, which has ownership responsibilities for nearly 1 million acres of working forests in Maine and New Hampshire. JHC Consulting LLC is owned by John H. Cashwell III, who has been involved in the forest products industry…

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Join Us for a Climate Forum with E2Tech

Come join us for an informative and thoughtful discussion on the economic impacts of climate change with E2Tech in Hallowell on June 21, and be sure to visit the Biobased Maine table to learn more about how biobased products will help the climate. As a sponsor of the event, we’ll be there to share information…

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LEGO Commits to Biobased Packaging by 2025

In great news for the biobased industry, the LEGO Group announced on Earth Day that it intends to use 100% sustainable packaging by 2025, which will mean replacing petroleum-based plastics with sustainably sourced biobased materials. “By 2025, our aim is that no LEGO packaging parts have to end up in a landfill,” said Tim Brooks,…

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UMaine Researcher Wins $250k to Advance Wood-based Building Materials

Mehdi Tajvidi, assistant professor of renewable nanomaterials at the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources, was just awarded $250,000 to develop next-generation wood-based building materials. Called cellulose nanofibrils (CNF), these building materials are the natural structural building units of wood that are 1/100,000th the width of a human hair. New research from Sweden has…

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Celebrating CEI’s 40th Anniversary

We were pleased to exhibit at the 40th anniversary celebration of Biobased Maine member Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) late last month. CEI’s event showcased 50+ current and former portfolio businesses and key partners from industries important to Maine’s economy including food and beverage, manufacturing, services, renewable energy, nature-based tourism, and sustainable development. The event was…

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Mainebiz Recognizes Biobased Maine Member Steve Levesque

Congratulations to Biobased Maine member Steve Levesque for being recognized by Mainebiz as a 2018 Business Leader of the Year! Steve is the executive director of Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA), which oversees Brunswick Landing, a technology and business campus at the site of the former Brunswick Naval Station. When Brunswick Landing was founded in…

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Starbucks Seeks a Biobased Solution

Starbucks just announced an ambitious plan to replace its disposable paper and plastic coffee cup with a fully recyclable or compostable cup within three years, a plan the coffee giant described as a “moonshot for sustainability.” Starting on March 20, Starbucks has committed $10 million in partnership with Closed Loop Partners and its Center for…

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From D.C. to Amsterdam

March saw us traveling down to Washington, D.C., for the 2018 ABLC conference before we flew to the Netherlands for the World Bio Markets conference, to network and promote Maine’s assets to global leaders in the biobased industry. We showed products made in Maine, shared success stories from Maine companies, and generated dozens and dozens of…

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