Who We Are
The mission of trade association Biobased Maine is to achieve a sustainable biobased manufacturing industry in the state of Maine.
Our members include manufacturers, raw material suppliers, landowners, farmers, consultants, research institutions, private equity and non-governmental organizations.
Board of Directors
Director of Business Development,
Quick Plug NA Inc.
Environmental Health Strategy Center
Associate Research Technology,
Chief Commercialization Officer,
P. Andrew Hamilton
Shareholder and Chair,
Charlotte Mace is the Executive Director of Biobased Maine. She holds a biochemistry degree from Bowdoin College and an MBA from the University of Southern Maine, where she taught at the School of Business. Charlotte routinely speaks at regional conferences about the potential for biobased manufacturing to revitalize Maine’s rural economies, create good manufacturing jobs, and make safer, more sustainable products that the world is demanding.
Charlotte sits on the Maine Forest Economy Growth Initiative’s Executive Committee, and also contributes to the Initiative’s efforts to increase Maine’s market share within the global bioeconomy and find the most viable, commercially-relevant emerging technologies for our state.
As a volunteer, Charlotte also serves on the board of her local economic development organization, the Windham Economic Development Corporation.
Marina joined Biobased Maine in June 2018 after graduating from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) 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 an economy can prosper and a country’s citizens can thrive in a sustainable way. From her experience in Copenhagen as well as from working as a Sustainable Economies Intern at Manomet—a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that works to apply science and engage people to integrate sustainability in all industries—Marina found a real passion in working for a world where sustainable development works to promote economic growth.
When she is not in the office, Marina can often be found reading in her hammock, hiking in mountains around New England, or practicing yoga.
Small and Start-up Businesses
Beachstone, Portland, ME
Compounding Solutions, Lewiston, ME
etc Innovation, Westhampton, ME
F.E. Wood Energy, Baldwin, ME
GlobEcoMaine, Scarborough, ME
Hamer Engineering Company, Foxboro, MA
Innovative Natural Resource Solutions, Portland, ME
Maine International Consulting, Bremen, ME
Maine Standard Biofuels, Portland, ME
MTi Polyexe Corporation, Cape Elizabeth, ME
Ocean Organics, Waldoboro, ME
Pollution Prevention Consulting, Scarborough, ME
Q-Team Tree Service, Naples, ME
Revolution Research, Orono, ME
SeaChange Group LLC, Brunswick, ME
Casella Organics, Portland, ME
Cerealus, Waterville, ME
Eaton Peabody, Bangor, ME
Grow-Tech LLC, South Portland, ME
Hancock Lumber, Casco, ME
Oakhurst Dairy, Portland, ME
ReEnergy, Latham, NY
Sappi North America, Westbrook, ME
Seven Islands, Bangor, ME
Tom's of Maine, Kennebunk and Sanford, ME, a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive, Piscataway, NJ
Wagner Forest Management, LTD, Lyme, NH
Organizations and Colleges
Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), Wiscasset, ME
E2Tech, Portland, ME
Hydrogen Energy Center, Naples, ME
Our Katahdin, Portland, ME
Lincoln Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln, ME
Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, Brunswick, ME
Maine Composites Alliance, Portland, ME
Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
University of Maine, Orono, ME
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
Biobased Maine grew from the Maine-based Environmental Health Strategy Center’s sustainable economy program, which advocates for the use of safer chemicals to build an economy where families and communities thrive.
The Strategy Center also recognizes that access to job opportunities is a key social determinant of health.
The Strategy Center is led by founder and executive director Mike Belliveau, a public policy expert recognized nationally for promoting environmental public health and a sustainable economy. Mike’s leadership of the Strategy Center is one reason Maine now sets the national pace for protecting human health from harmful chemicals.
Biobased Maine and the Strategy Center continue a partnership to promote the manufacture of products and materials that are safer for people and the planet.