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Marketing Maine’s Assets Around the Globe

Last year, Biobased Maine successfully launched its effort to market Maine’s assets to the biobased industry by exhibiting at conferences around the globe. We traveled to Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, and Montreal with our new exhibit, which highlights the wood, workforce, and idle mills available for investing in new biobased manufacturing projects. We began conversations with…

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Welcome New Member Wagner Forest Management, Ltd.

Please welcome the newest member of Biobased Maine, Wagner Forest Management. Wagner was founded by Fred Wagner in the late 1950s, before the concept of environmental responsibility had widely entered the public discourse. The company began creating partnerships by which individuals and organizations could invest in timberland assets, understanding from the start the symbiotic relationship…

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ReEnergy Receives Promising Responses to RFP

ReEnergy just announced that it has received numerous proposals from promising companies wishing to co-locate at one or more of ReEnergy’s four biomass-to-electricity facilities in Maine in response to the company’s request for proposals announced in October. On October 18, National BioEnergy Day, ReEnergy CEO Larry D. Richardson announced at the company’s Fort Fairfield facility…

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University of Maine Hiring Forest Industry Business Development Manager

The University of Maine in Orono, Maine, is hiring a Forest Industry Business Development Manager. The Forest Industry Business Development Manager will be responsible for developing relationships with current and potential industry partners in the forestry sector in Maine, providing market analysis and technical assistance to the forest products industry to identify business and economic…

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A New Look for BiobasedMaine.org

You may have noticed that things look a little different around here. We’ve refreshed the look of our website to better highlight major projects, like our upcoming roadmap, and make it easier to find and use valuable resources such as our blog and newsletter archives, technical reports, and more. Click around and explore to learn…

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E2Tech Expo November 16: Biobased Maine Special Offer!

E2Tech is offering Biobased Maine members a special offer on the Nov. 16 E2Tech Expo 2017 registration fee! The third annual E2Tech Expo will be the premier business event of the year, focusing on innovation and business development. Investors and funders, policymakers, energy and environmental companies, and other innovation “enablers” are on tap to advise attendees on strategies for…

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Biobased Maine Statement on the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2017

Biobased Maine would like to thank Senator Susan Collins for her leadership in the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2017 (S.1980), proposed legislation introduced Thursday that offers short-term tax credits for the production of biobased chemicals from biomass. Biobased Maine is actively pursuing new biobased manufacturing projects in Maine, such as the manufacture of high-value biobased…

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ReEnergy Partners with Biobased Maine with New Co-Location RFP

Today, at the National Biomass Energy Day event in Fort Fairfield, Maine, ReEnergy and Biobased Maine announce a partnership to seek technology for co-location at one or all of ReEnergy’s biomass-to-energy facilities in Livermore Falls, Ashland, Stratton, and Fort Fairfield Maine. Biobased Maine will be administering the RFP, which can be accessed here: ReEnergy RFP Biobased Maine’s…

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MTI Offers $45M in R&D Bond Funding for Equipment, Technology, and Infrastructure

The application process is OPEN now to apply for funds through the Maine Technology Institute’s new challenge grants, which will award $45 million to infrastructure, equipment, and technology upgrades for research, development and commercialization. Approved by Maine voters in 2017, these funds can be awarded to public and private entities to support the following targeted technology sectors:…

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Biobased Maine Tours Cellulosic Technology

As you may have read recently in Biofuels Digest, Maine is becoming a hot spot for biobased manufacturing – we have an abundance of second generation feedstock, industrial infrastructure, and other assets ready to be re-purposed for making high-value, sustainable products from renewable resources. Biobased Maine is at the forefront of this, seeking out the…

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