Bio-Based Economy: Using Renewable Resources from Maine's Sea and Forests
As industries try to move away from petroleum-based products, the bio economy will play a huge role in the transition. The bio economy is described as the use of renewable biological resources to produce food, energy and industrial goods. It involves climate change, renewable resources and issues of sustainability. Marine or forest resources—such as seaweed or wood—can be used to create energy as well as value-added products or food. Our panel will discuss what Maine is doing to promote the bio economy.
- Dana Eidsness, Director, Maine North Atlantic Development Office
- Charlotte Mace, former-Executive Director of Biobased Maine
- Briana Warner, CEO Atlantic Sea Farms
- Olavur Gregersen, Managing Director, Ocean Rainforest, Faroe Islands
- What is the bio economy?
- Maine International Trade Day
- All about bioplastics
- Forest Bioproducts Research Institute at UMaine
- New UMaine energy proposal calls for biomass, solar
- Aquaculture's Next Wave
- Cleaning Maine’s Coastal Waters: Are Seaweed Gardens the Answer?
- Turning dung into fuel
- Company Uses Mushrooms to Grow Plastic Alternatives