Dr. Hemant Pendse and his team at the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) received welcome news as it is slotted to receive $4.8 million to upgrade the Old Town facility. Read more.
Financial website SmartAsset, ranked Portland No. 15 among 384 U.S. cities on the basis of metrics including the number of local breweries per capita, the number of bars per capita and the average price of a pint. Read more.
More than 1,700 brewers competed in the Great American Beer Festival Competition held annually by the Brewers Association with judges from around the world considering entries in 90 categories. This year, gold medals went to Maine brewers Lone Pine Brewing Co. and Allagash Brewing Co. Read more
The Bioscience Association of Maine’s (BioME) “Why Maine?” project focuses on promoting Maine as a location for life sciences. It clearly conveys why the state is an enriching community to live and work for bioscience professionals. In addition to the video, there are new pages on the website with information and resources for startup and established companies and their employees. … Read More
The state’s clean atmosphere, location and textile tradition are among the factors fueling Maine’s growing aerospace and transportation sectors. Read more
Fiber Materials Inc. (FMI) and bluShift Aerospace are working with NASA to further space exploration. Read more
Portland’s famed Fork Food Lab will have 50 tenants within a month which means a move to another location needs to happen soon. Read more
The University of Maine, working with the University of New Hampshire and the University of Vermont, will conduct a four-year study to monitor forest growth and conditions using digital sensor technology. The project will generate near real-time data for use by the forest products industry and in forestland sustainability efforts. The National Science Foundation has set aside $6 million for … Read More
The National Science Foundation is funding a five-year study into the state’s coastal waters to further the understanding of sustainability of coastal ecosystems using environmental DNA or eDNA, the genetic traces left behind by living organisms. The study is a collaboration among Bigelow Laboratory, the University of Maine, Southern Maine Community College and Colby College. Read more
The University of Maine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center in Orono has become one of the first campuses in the country to have a metal 3D printer available to students and business. Read More