Understand and Separate Wood Components
Create and Commercialize New Bioproducts
Promote Forest Health for a Stable Bio-Economy

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.

Due to the current pandemic, upon direction from the University of Maine and the National Science Foundation this year’s FBRI Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is postponed until the summer of 2021. Any student accepted for this year’s cohort will be automatically accepted for next year’s cohort, regardless of their graduation status.

Featured Faculty

  • M. Clayton Wheeler,Ph.D., P.E.

    Professor, UMaine Chemical and Biomedical Engineering; Associate Director, Forest Bioproducts Research Institute

    (207) 581-2280

    Wheeler Biography

Featured Staff