Articles and Publications
Biobased Chemicals: The Iowa Opportunity. Cultivation Corridor with support from the Iowa Biotechnology Association. 2016.
The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics. World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. 2015.
The DOE’s 12 Top Biobased Molecules – what became of them? Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest. 2015.
The Bioeconomy Enabled: A Roadmap to a Thriving Industrial Biotechnology Sector in Europe. Funded by the European Union. 2015.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Report: An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry A Report to the Congress of the United States of America. 2015.
Feasibility of Perennial Grass as a Biomass Feedstock in Aroostook County, Maine. March 2015. Johnston, Wang, Plant, Vail. 2014.
Report on the Competitiveness of Minnesota’s Primary Forest Products Industry. Minnesota Forest Resources Council. 2014.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Report: Cellulose Nanomaterials – A Path Towards Commercialization Workshop Report, is the product of a May 2014 workshop co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service National Nanotechnology Initiative. Michael Bilodeau, Director of the Process Development Center at the University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute and a Board member of Biobased Maine, attended this workshop and presented “Challenges and Opportunities in Manufacturing.” 2014. USDA Report Outlines Opportunities in the Emerging Bioeconomy.
, a new report by the USDA, presents opportunities for U.S. agriculture and forests in the emerging bieconomy, valued at $1.2 trillion. July 2014 Why Biobased? 2014. Maine Technology Institute report.
Re-Examining Maine’s Economic Position, Innovation Ecosystem and Prospects for Growth in Its Technology Intensive Industry Clusters. Battelle Technology Partnership Practice. April 2014 2014. Washington State Department of Ecology.
Focus on “Biobased,” “Biodegradable,” & “Compostable” Plastics. August 2014. 2014.
“Finding Untapped Opportunities in Forests.” Linda Silka. Maine Policy Review. Volume 23. Issue I Innovation. Minnesota Roadmap:
Recommendation for Bioindustrial Processing. March 2012. Minnesota is similar to Maine in its forest resources and potential for advancing biobased products. Andrew Soare, of Lux Research, Inc. presented
Market Opportunities for Bio-based Products at the Sustainable Bioplastics Council of Maine’s technical meeting. April 2012.
Bioplastics Industry Overview presented by Jim Lunt at Fall Technical Meeting in 2010, bioplastics consulting expert at Jim Lunt and Associates, LLC
Industrial Biotechnology: The Journal of biobased industries August 2010
Innovation Takes Root offers the latest ideas, strategies and developments around Natureworks’ Ingeo (bioplastic PLA) and the biopolymer industry. Expected attendees at this two-day conference in Orlando, FL in February ’12 include product development specialists, R&D experts, and sales and marketing professions. Check out the details and those of the pre-conference. Bioplastics are not inherently sustainable, and some are better than others.
Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative. Guidelines for Sustainable Bioplastics. May 2009
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Report prepared for Interface Fabrics (now True Textiles): Studying the economic viability of Maine potatoes as a source for polylactic acid (PLA) to support InterfaceFABRIC’s manufacturing requirements for use in their bio-based fabrics for commercial interiors. 2007 NRDC Update:
Getting Biofuels Right: Eight Steps for Reaping Real Environmental Benefits from Biofuels. September 2007.