Biddeford tempeh startup aims for fast tempo in growth

(From Mainebiz) Tootie's Tempeh uses an innovative, sustainable production method and is selling its soy-based product at 50 stores across Maine and Massachusetts with national expansion in mind. The Biddeford-based startup recently received a grant from MTI to scale up its proprietary fermentation equipment. Read more »

Kelp Farming in Maine

(From Voice of America) MTI portfolio company, Atlantic Sea Farms, was recently featured in a video spotlighting how Maine is on the forefront of seaweed aquaculture, sustainability, and planetary health. The company continues to take a leading role in building a more resilient future through the exploration and development of kelp farming. Read more »

Brunswick rocket-maker bluShift selected for global accelerator program

(From Mainebiz) Brunswick-based, bluShift Aerospace has joined nine other businesses in a global Decarbonization Accelerator program designed to address climate change by reducing CO2 emissions across multiple industries. The program is expected to help bluShift scale its vision of developing the space tech ecosystem while ensuring principles of sustainability. bluShift is an MTI portfolio company. Read more »

Johnny’s Selected Seeds Marks 50 Years

(From Lawn & Garden Retailer) MTI portfolio company, Johnny's Selected Seeds is celebrating 50 years of expanding boundaries and working at the forefront of innovation. The Albion-based business has grown into an employee-owned national and international multichannel retailer that employs over 250 full-time and more than 100 seasonal employees. Congratulations on this remarkable milestone! Read more »

UMaine’s 3D printed house withstands winter weather tests

(From Mainebiz) The University of Maine is collaborating with a Bangor nonprofit to create a first-in-the-nation bio-based neighborhood using 3D-printed houses. The prototype was equipped with sensors for thermal, environmental and structural monitoring to test its winter performance, and it has withstood both high winds and a snow load. MTI supported the design of the prototype. Read more »

NASA will fund testing of rocket engine parts made with 3D printing

(From Mainebiz) As part of a consortium program called NASA EPSCoR RID, a $50,000 grant from the Maine Space Grant Consortium will help rocket-maker bluShift Aerospace find out if the process of using 3D printed parts is better than standard industry processes. The Brunswick-based company has received ongoing support from MTI. Read more »