Maine Secures Prestigious “Tech Hub” Designation for Innovative Forest Bioproducts Development from Biden-Harris Administration

First-of-its-kind designation positions Maine’s forest bioproducts sector for Federal investment, further growth

Governor Janet Mills today welcomed the announcement by the Biden-Harris Administration that it has designated Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Advanced Manufacturing Tech Hub as a Federal “Tech Hub.” The designation acknowledges that Maine’s forest bioproducts sector has the potential for rapid growth and opens the door for significant Federal investment in the future.

The Maine Technology Institute and the Mills Administration applied for this designation earlier this year. The Forest Bioproducts Tech Hub will accelerate research and development of natural polymers and other wood fiber bioproducts that can sequester carbon and replace plastics and toxic chemicals, while bolstering “Made in America” supply chain goals.