UMaine mentioned in Market News Reporter article on wood residue research

Market News Reporter published an article about a collaborative research project being led by Virginia Tech that will look at the potential of forest residues becoming an economically viable resource. “Residues” in the forest industry refer to secondary materials such as the branches and tops of trees that cannot be cut into boards or made into plywood, the article states. Funded with a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, Virginia Tech will work collaboratively with the University of Maine, Auburn University and West Virginia University to develop and optimize forest residue collection while examining the environmental impacts and economic potentials for the eastern United States, according to the article.