Maine's Abundant Biobased Assets

Biobased Maine and our partners seek to attract new investment in advanced biobased manufacturing by leveraging Maine's abundant assets.

Learn about our upcoming roadmap for biobased investment in Maine.

  • Maine is the most forested state in the United States with 90 percent cover and the highest percent of certified sustainable harvest.
  • An annual harvest of 14 million green tons produces forest residues and low-grade pulpwood that seeks new markets.
  • A mature forestry industry delivers raw material to mills daily.
  • Ample industrial infrastructure for co-location offers combined heat and power, wastewater treatment, and existing permits.
  • Rail and deepwater ports provide ready access to global markets.
  • There's world-class research and development capacity at the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute at the University of Maine.
  • Maine has a solid, experienced workforce with a strong history in manufacturing.
Maine's mature forestry industry delivers raw material to mills daily.
Maine's mature forestry industry delivers raw material to mills daily.