Economic Development

DeSisto discusses production of alternative disinfectant with BDN

William DeSisto, a University of Maine professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, talked with the Bangor Daily News about his efforts to sustainability produce a cost-efficient alternative disinfectant to alcohol-based hand sanitizer. U.S. News and World Report shared the BDN story in a roundup of pandemic-related news from each state. Clean Link also reported on […]

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BDN cites Kelly, Harkins, ASCC partnership in reporting on start-up hub

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Jason Harkins, associate dean of the Maine Business School at the University of Maine, and Renee Kelly, an assistant vice president for innovation and economic development at UMaine, in reporting on small local businesses and start-up companies that have benefitted from partnerships with the University of Maine. Two such […]

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Pen Bay Pilot, BDN cite UMaine donation to WCTC welding program

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and the Bangor Daily News cited a donation of equipment from the University of Maine Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) to the Waldo County Technical Center (WCTC) welding trades program. John Belding, director of UMaine’s AMC, donated a Computerized Numerical Control plasma table with a plasma cutter power unit which will help WCTC students prepare […]

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AP talks with Tasnim about warming in Maine’s blueberry barrens

The Associated Press spoke with Rafa Tasnim, a Ph.D. student of ecology and environmental sciences at the University of Maine about how rising temperatures are affecting Maine’s wild blueberry crop. Tasnim led a study of changes in temperature and precipitation in Down East Maine over the past 40 years which revealed a greater increase in […]

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The County notes UMaine assistance in structural round timber study

The County noted that University of Maine researchers are helping Original Mass Timber Maine, an initiative from the town of Ashland, study the environmental benefits of structural round timber, which is expected to be more environmentally sustainable than other wood building products. According to the report, “university will also be conducting a cost analysis of […]

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