The Sustainable Bioplastics Council of Maine is a trade association formed in 20
The Sustainable Bioplastics Council of Maine is a trade association formed in 2010 to help Maine businesses capitalize on the strong demand for bioplastics, which are "synthetics made from renewable biomass", through the utilization of traditional Maine industries such as forestry and agriculture. For example, Maine's wood chips are a cost-effective way to produce the sugars needed to product bioplastics and Maine's biomass is not genetically modified, making it more appealing to companies and European countries with prohibitions against GMO products. The new Technology Research Center collaboration between Old Town Fuel & Fiber and the University of Maine's Forest Bioproducts Research Institute is just one example of how SBCOM members are sharing knowledge and technology. According to a speaker at SBCOM's recent annual conference, it is estimated that the $9.1 billion bio-based materials market will more than double by 2016.
Dodge, Matt, "The Sustainable Bioplastics Council of Maine is a trade association formed in 20" (2012). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 5727.