Mainebiz Recognizes Biobased Maine Member Steve Levesque

By admin | Apr 10, 2018 | Comments Off on 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

By admin | Apr 5, 2018 | Comments Off on 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

By admin | Apr 5, 2018 | Comments Off on 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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Hitting the Road to Promote Maine’s Assets

By admin | Feb 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Hitting the Road to Promote Maine’s Assets

Over the next month, we’re hitting the road for the start of our 2018 effort to market Maine’s assets to the global biobased industry at conferences in the U.S. and abroad. If you’re a Biobased Maine member and you haven’t already given us your promotional materials to bring to these conferences, please contact us. We can…

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Maine Coasters and Bio-Boards Launches

By admin | Feb 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Maine Coasters and Bio-Boards Launches

A new Maine company is leveraging the state’s powerful growth in craft beer to launch an innovative concept for the forest products industry. Founded by Falmouth native Kai Smith, Maine Coasters & Bio-Boards is developing beverage coasters made from Maine softwood pulp as well as leftover or “spent” grain from local breweries. The company was recently awarded…

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