UMaine nanocellulose research cited in Press Herald, Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel editorial

The Portland Press Herald and Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel published an editorial about the role of forestry in the future of Maine’s economy, mentioning research at the University of Maine. UMaine is “heavily involved” in research and development surrounding nanocellulose, a light, strong material made when algae eat wood pulp. Nanocellulose has many applications, including fuel, body armor and medical devices, according to the editorial. These efforts could be part of a revival for the forestry industry, along with other initiatives and the proper leadership, the column states.