The new forest economy: bio-based power, products & fuels

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7:30 am to 11:30 am

Maple Hill Farm Inn


Maine’s forest products industry has been declining for years, forcing closure of six pulp and paper mills in the last three years and reductions in workforce in others. What does the future of the forest economy look like?

E2Tech and GrowSmart Maine are bringing together key players in Maine’s biomass/biofuels, bioproducts, and community development worlds to discuss both the policy and the economic development challenges and opportunities in Maine’s new forest economy. What are our forests producing now and how does that connect with regulation and demand in the state, regional, and larger energy and economic systems? What is needed to move this sector forward in an economic and environmentally sustainable way?

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