Innovation

Maine’s forests are full of opportunity

With abundant forest resources and UMaine’s research expertise, Maine is making significant contributions to the global bioeconomy.

In fact, Maine is becoming referred to a ‘Nanocellulose Valley’.

Using a sustainable, renewable wood fiber advancement called nanocellulose, Maine companies and researchers are developing some amazing things.

Things like human bone replacements, green building materials, advanced renewable packaging, and much more.

For 200 years, our state’s economy has been deeply rooted in the forest products industry.

Now, we are growing more than trees. We are growing Maine’s future.

photo of particle board created using an environmentally friendly binding agent

Forest Bioproducts Research Institute

A mission to advance understanding of the scientific underpinnings, system behavior & policy implications for the production of forest-based bioproducts…learn more

Bio-Based Maine

A mission-driven trade association
promoting the sustainable use of renewable biomass
from forests, farm, and sea…learn more