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


James Chittum


Director of Business Development,
Grow-Tech, LLC



Mike Belliveau

Vice President

Executive Director,
Environmental Health Strategy Center


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Mike Bilodeau


Process Development Center at the University of Maine

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Darrell Waite

Associate Research Technology,




Stephen W Schley

Stephen Schley

Maine Forest Economy Growth Initiative, and outgoing President,
Pingree Associates


Dana Claire Larson

Director of Design and Development,
Specialty Interiors
Miliken & Company

Peter Boynton

Peter Boynton

Chief Commercialization Officer,
Ginkgo Bioworks


P. Andrew Hamilton

Shareholder and Chair,
Eaton Peabody


Mark Dobrovolny

Managing Director,


Project Leadership


Charlotte Mace

Executive Director

Charlotte Mace staffs Biobased Maine as its Executive Director. 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.

Our Membership

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

Large Businesses

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

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Founding Partner

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.