News Center notes biofuels processing in piece about Maine, Finland forest industries

News Center Maine discussed the University of Maine converting waste from pulp processing into jet fuel and other petroleum products in a story about the Maine forestry industry learning from Finland how to evolve. UMaine houses the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, which aspires to build research infrastructure dedicated to facilitating a forest-based biorefinery in Maine that manufactures fuel from trees. The university also aims to augment the pulp and paper and building products industries with new revenue streams from margin chemicals, plastics and nanotechnology products and new sources of energy.