Welcome New Member JHC Consulting LLC

By admin | Jun 13, 2018 | Comments Off on 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

By admin | Jun 8, 2018 | Comments Off on 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

By admin | May 22, 2018 | Comments Off on 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

By admin | May 16, 2018 | Comments Off on 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

By admin | May 16, 2018 | Comments Off on 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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