Forest Bioproducts Research Institute news

Media cite UMaine collaborations with Biofine

In an article about Biofine Developments Northeast announcing its partnership with the Town of Lincoln to develop a biofuels refinery on the former site of the Lincoln Pulp & Tissue Mill, News Center Maine and Mainebiz noted that Biofine has demonstrated the technology over the course of many years at the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute […]

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UMaine faculty, staff and students involved with 2023 Maine Science Festival

University of Maine faculty, staff and students will present at and be involved in a number of events at the Maine Science Festival (MSF), a program of the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor and will include more than 70 events and activities, that will take place March 22–26.  Additional UMaine presenters — particularly those involved […]

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UMaine researchers develop recyclable nanocellulose food containers

Takeout food is more popular than ever, but waste created by single-use plastic containers is environmentally harmful. University of Maine engineers have created a grease-proof, water-resistant container from recyclable cellulose nanocomposites that could be the next big thing in takeout technology. The demand for takeout, fast food and ready-made food has created an enormous plastic […]

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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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BDN reports on FBRI, middle school collaboration

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release showcasing a research collaboration between UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) and local K–12 teachers. The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program makes research accessible to the community while teaching STEM principles to teachers and elementary and high school students.

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Sun Journal column cites FBRI initiatives

A Sun Journal column by Elliott Epstein noted that sustainability initiatives, such as those supported by the University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, represent business opportunities for Maine. 

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