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"New Directions for Forest Products," feature in MaineBiz

MaineBiz recently featured Biobased Maine and our member companies Grow-Tech and Revolution Research in a front-page feature entitled “New Directions for Forest Products: A Maine Initiative Capitalizes on Demand for Biobased Products,” written by James McCarthy.

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Photos from Plants to Products Forum

The 2016 Plants to Products Forum was a great success! Thanks to everyone who attended. We listened to speakers from national technology companies, networked, took tours of Maine Standard Biofuels innovative technology, and visited exhibits. Check out these photos from the event.

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JUNE 3 PLANTS TO PRODUCTS FORUM

Partner with Biobased Maine as we bring together business leaders, manufacturers, technology companies, and other key stakeholders to network and discuss the potential for Maine to help respond to the rising global demand for products made from plants, not petroleum. BUY TICKETS NOW! 2016 PLANTS TO PRODUCTS FORUM Where: Maine Standard Biofuels 51 Ingersoll Drive, Portland, Maine When:…

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Q-Team Tree Service Awarded MTI Tech Start Grant

Q-Team Tree Service’s Biomass Torrefaction Facility project was recently awarded a $5,000 Tech Start grant from the Maine Technology Institute. Q-Team Tree Service, a member of Biobased Maine, will convert wood waste from its tree service operations to higher-value biocarbon products through gasification and torrefaction. This process involves roasting biomass at a high temperature without…

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Iowa Biobased Chemical Road Map Useful for Maine

Iowa recently published a road map to biobased chemicals, which is a useful resource to inform Maine’s efforts to advance biobased manufacturing. The report, “Biobased Chemicals: The Iowa Opportunity” echoes a vision similar to our own, that “alternative value-added bioproducts are important for further growth of the biomanufacturing industry…” Conclusions reached by the Iowa report that are…

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Plastics to Outweigh Fish in Oceans by 2050

A new report published by the World Economic Forum, “The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics” highlights the true cost of our reliance on petrochemical plastics. According to the report, after just one use, 95% of the value of plastic packaging is lost to the economy. And much of it ends up in the…

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Welcome New Member Casella Organics

Casella Organics is a Northeast leader in the beneficial use and recycling of organic and mineral resources. According to Jen McDonnell, Casella Organic’s Director of Sales & Marketing, “Casella Organics joined Biobased Maine because we believe that resource optimization and innovation is the key to Maine’s future.  Biobased products are central to sustainable circular economies and we embrace…

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