Welcome New Member Robbins Lumber

By admin | Sep 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Welcome New Member Robbins Lumber

Please join us in welcoming new Biobased Maine member Robbins Lumber! Quality and innovation go back a long way at Robbins Lumber. When Frank and Otis Robbins first opened their small stave mill on the St. George River in 1881, it was only the beginning. Today, Robbins Lumber is a vertically integrated forest products firm…

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What’s Fast and Made of Plants? A Biobased Car

By admin | Aug 29, 2018 | Comments Off on What’s Fast and Made of Plants? A Biobased Car

Making a car from plants sounds impossible. But it’s not only possible—it’s been done before. As far back as 1941, in fact, Henry Ford unveiled the world’s first bioplastic car. Ford’s car used bioplastic made from soybeans for the body. “The finished car weighed 1,000 pounds less than its conventional all-steel counterpart,” author and environmentalist…

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Presentations at the 2018 BIO World Congress

By admin | Jul 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Presentations at the 2018 BIO World Congress

Last week, Biobased Maine traveled to Philadelphia for the 25th annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. At the major industry conference, representatives of Biobased Maine, Biofine Technology, LLC, and the University of Maine Forest Bioproducts Institute gave presentations on Maine’s unique assets and opportunities to an audience of national and international industry leaders and…

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Request for Information: Forest Industry Technologies

By admin | Jun 14, 2018 | Comments Off on 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

By admin | Jun 13, 2018 | Comments Off on 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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