From the FBRI director
Advancing forest-based technologies and supporting our region’s forest businesses is the heart of our mission at the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI). Our team represents researchers from across the university who are dedicated to advancing sustainable forest bioproducts in three major categories: fuels, chemicals, and advanced materials.
We seek to understand the scientific underpinnings, system behavior, and policy implications for the production and adoption of forest-based bioproducts, helping state and regional forest-based industries to harness our available forest resources in new ways. We operate state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to testing and commercialization of new technologies that offer valuable R&D support for companies and government partners, research opportunities for graduate students, and experiential learning for undergraduates.
Media cite UMaine collaborations with Biofine
UMaine faculty, staff and students involved with 2023 Maine Science Festival
UMaine researchers develop recyclable nanocellulose food containers
UMaine Process Development Center unveils new capacity for renewable packaging research
UMaine-led FOR/Maine coalition chosen as finalist for up to $100 million in EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge
Events & Announcements
Self-made Engineers of the Future (SELF) 2023 Application
SELF June 25-28, 2023 Flyer
SELF connects female high school students from rural Maine to STEM careers through research, mentoring and community service in forest bioproducts. Learn more