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Welcome to FBRI

Hemant Pendse, Director
FBRI's Mission
  • To advance understanding of the scientific underpinnings, system behavior and policy implications for the production of forest-based bioproducts.
  • To provide and promote technology validation and partnerships that will meet societal needs for materials, chemicals and fuels in an economically and ecologically sustainable manner.
A Message from the Director

Featured Faculty

Clayton Wheeler
Peter van WalsumClayton Wheeler is investigating a wood to fuel pathway called UMaine thermal deoxygenation (TDO). UMaine TDO is wholly unique to the university and appears to be the most promising revolution.... More

Featured Staff

Amy Luce
Amy LuceAs the manager of the new Technology Research Center of FBRI Amy is in charge of overseeing daily operation of the Center and outreach activities of FBRI. More

Featured Economic Partnerships

UMaine, Red Shield join forces on an integrated biorefinery
Red Shield MillUS Dept. of Energy awards RSA a $30M grant to take UMaine's FBRI research out of the lab and apply it to biofuels development... More


FBRI and Maine Upward Bound Program
In the summer of 2008 a new collaboration between Maine EPSCoR and Upward Bound at the University of Maine allowed 35 students to learn firsthand about the research taking place in the University's FBRI program. Read More in Multimedia.

Upcoming Events

2012 REU Kick off Group: Students and Faculty at the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute entrance
REU Kick off Group: Students and Faculty - Watch for REU 2016 and SELF 2016 applications