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Welcome to FBRI

Hemant Pendse, Director
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.
A Message from the Director

Featured Faculty

Clayton Wheeler
Peter van WalsumClayton Wheeler is investigating a wood to fuel pathway called UMaine thermal deoxygenation (TDO). UMaine TDO is wholly unique to the university and appears to be the most promising revolution.... More

Featured Staff

Amy Luce
Amy LuceAs the manager of the new Technology Research Center of FBRI Amy is in charge of overseeing daily operation of the Center and outreach activities of FBRI. More

Technology Research Center

One stop shop for processing and analysis of technologies
TRCTRC validates, demonstrates, and helps commercialize developing fuel, chemical and advanced material technologies from forest bioproducts at an industrially relevant scale... More


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. Read More in Multimedia.

Upcoming Events

2012 REU Kick off Group: Students and Faculty at the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute entrance
REU Kick off Group: Students and Faculty - Watch for REU 2016 and SELF 2016 applications