Economic Development

renewable packaging research

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 […]

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Stateline highlights UMaine research in offshore wind story

In a story titled “Offshore Wind Takes Off at Last. States Have Been Counting on It,” Stateline, a daily news publication funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts organization, highlighted research on floating platform technology for offshore wind development from the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The story was also shared in the […]

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Dumas elected to MOFGA board

UMaine food science innovation coordinator Rob Dumas has been elected to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association board of directors. As the food science innovation coordinator and facility manager for the School of Food and Agriculture, Dumas is responsible for leveraging the resources of the university system to support economic growth in Maine’s food […]

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UMaine ascends to highest tier of national research universities

UMaine ascends to highest tier of national research universities

Maine’s research and innovation reputation takes a monumental step forward as the state’s public research university earns an R1 Carnegie Classification, UMaine joins the ranks of the nation’s top 146 doctoral research universities engaged in “very high research activity.” Orono, Maine — The University of Maine has been designated an R1 university by the prestigious […]

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Task & Purpose highlights UMaine’s biomass jet fuel research

In a story about the U.S. Air Force exploring renewable fuels, Task & Purpose highlighted University of Maine research into developing jet fuel from biomass. The UMaine Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) is exploring optimal strategies for creating biomass-derived jet fuel at a commercial scale. Popular Science shared the Task & Purpose article. 

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Innovate for Maine Fellows opens 2022 applications for students, companies

The University of Maine Foster Center for Innovation is seeking Maine students and Maine companies to participate in the 2022 Innovate for Maine Fellows internship program. Applications are now open. Innovate for Maine connects the best and brightest Maine college students with Maine’s most exciting growing companies for paid, meaningful, hands-on internship experiences. The program […]

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New craft beer industry report co-authored by UMaine featured in BDN

The Bangor Daily News featured a new economic impact report about Maine’s craft beer industry co-authored by the Maine Brewers’ Guild and University of Maine School of Economics. According to the report, as cited in the BDN, “breweries and related activities by their suppliers and employees contributed a total of $260.7 million to the Maine […]

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Mainebiz highlights UMaine work in story about ‘timber revolution’

In a story about how Maine could lead a revolution in timber products to reduce the carbon footprint in construction, Mainebiz referenced multiple research and development efforts from the University of Maine. The article highlighted biobased material research from the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the UMaine-led Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine) Coalition, which […]

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