Forest Bioproducts Research Institute news

Shaler testifies in virtual Congressional hearing on wood innovation

Steve Shaler, director of the UMaine School of Forest Resources, testified March 23 in the virtual Congressional hearing, Wood Innovation: Sustainable Forest Products to Reinvigorate Rural Economies. Shaler testified before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies hearing at the request of chair and Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree. A recording […]

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BDN previews UMaine participation in SXSW conference, FOR/Maine summit

The Bangor Daily News previewed a University of Maine video highlighting the innovative possibilities of wood and the partnership between the university, the state’s forest products industry and Finland. The two-minute video will be shown at the 2021 South by Southwest (SXSW) virtual conference. The BDN report also advanced the FOR/Maine summit on the future of […]

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UMaine receives patent for composite laminates bound with cellulose nanofibers

The University of Maine has been issued a patent for a process to create strong composite laminates that are bound with cellulose nanofibrils (CNF). This technology, called Cellubound™, is part of UMaine’s widening patent portfolio of strong, environmentally friendly products bound with CNF. The process developed by UMaine researchers involves soaking sheets of paper in […]

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Pendse named 2021 Distinguished Maine Professor

Hemant Pendse, an internationally recognized leader in forest bioproducts research, has been named the University of Maine 2021 Distinguished Maine Professor. The annual Distinguished Maine Professor Award honors a UMaine professor who exemplifies the highest qualities of teaching, research and public service. It is sponsored by the University of Maine Alumni Association and its classes […]

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Mainebiz, BDN report on $4.8 million grant for bioproduct development

Mainebiz picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting an award of $4.8 million from the Defense Logistics Agency Energy Readiness Program to UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI). According to Hemant Pendse, FBRI director, the grant will support significant facility upgrades and continuing research into the development of novel products, including alternative fuels, […]

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DLA highlights partnership with UMaine Forest Bioproducts Research Institute

The Defense Logistics Agency, the nation’s combat logistics support agency, published a news release about its partnership with the University of Maine Forest Bioproducts Research Institute to conduct renewable fuel research. UMaine was awarded $4.8 million through the DLA Energy Readiness Program in September to expand and validate hydrocarbon fuel production capability using forest resources, according […]

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