Biomass to Bioproducts Plant Opening in Old Town, Maine

 UMaine administrators and representatives from Maine political leaders participated the opening event of the Biorefinery pilot plant on May 3, 2017.

 Technology Research Center Opens in Old Town, Maine
The grand opening of the Technology Research Center attended by the legislators and university administrators on June 18th, 2012 gave an opportunity for people to see the research facility in full operation.
Why Maine, Why Now?
For many generations of Maine residents and visitors, the woods, waters and wildlife of Maine’s forests are its defining cultural and economic heartland.
Video Message from the Director
A message from the Director of the UMaine Forest Bioproducts Research Institute.
FBRI’s research is made possible by state of the art research equipment and laboratories.
Leftovers for Biofuel
Associate Professor Peter van Walsum is conducting research at the University of Maine to use wood and algae byproducts leftover from processing plants as a source of biofuel.
Biofuel Breakthrough
Biofuel Breakthrough – Wood to Jet-fuel
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.
Orono High School Students Discover Bioproduct Research
During the summer of 2007 nine students from Orono High School participated in cutting-edge research at the University of Maine thanks to the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the state.
A Forest Based biorefinery
The ultimate goal is to build research infrastructure that creates a forest-based biorefinery in Maine, using trees instead of oil to make fuel…but not just fuel.