UMaine Process Development Center unveils new capacity for renewable packaging research

Partnership with Kiefel brings state-of-the-art fiber thermoforming machine to Orono  The University of Maine Process Development Center (PDC), long recognized for its expertise in processing fiber for pulp and paper applications, is now home to new equipment that will advance renewable packaging research significantly for Maine’s forest products industry. Kiefel — an international leader in […]

UMaine-led FOR/Maine coalition chosen as a finalist for up to $100 million in EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Proposal aims to accelerate the Northern Forest Bioeconomy through innovation, commercialization, workforce and community redevelopment The FOR/Maine Coalition has been named by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as a finalist in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. The University of Maine was awarded the $500,000 grant to support the coalition to further develop […]

RFP: Forest Economy Educational Connections

1.3 Purpose of the RFP FOR/Maine is interested deepening existing place-based efforts to engage K-12 students, rural communities, and industry partners in developing educational connections to forest economy topics and subjects, with the goal of spurring interest among youth in a career in forest products in Maine. This work is related to implementing recommendations from […]

Ashland looks to generate investment around new forest industry product

May 14, 2021 By Maureen Milliken The town of Ashland is launching a development program, Original Mass Timber Maine, that aims to build markets for structural round timber, a low-cost and carbon-friendly building product that is a perfect fit for the state’s forest industry, those behind the initative say. The three-year project, funded by a grant to […]