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.
UMaine-led FOR/Maine coalition chosen as finalist for up to $100 million in EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge
BDN reports on FBRI, middle school collaboration
Ongoing research collaboration brings forest bioproducts to Bangor middle schoolers
Sun Journal column cites FBRI initiatives
Media cite UMaine partnership with Poland Spring in story about recycling campaign
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Get Ready for REU 2022!
Applications will be open soon for 2022 Sustainable Energy Leaders of the Future (SELF) Program!
SELF connects female high school students from rural Maine to STEM careers through research, mentoring and community service in forest bioproducts. Learn more and apply.