From Germany to Maine, plans advance for Enfield biochar plant

(From Mainebiz) Standard Biocarbon recently received two specialized machines from Germany, designed to produce high-quality biochar from wood chips for use in agriculture, environmental remediation and stormwater management. The equipment will be moved to a production plant in Enfield. Funding for the facility was provided in part by MTI. Read more »

Maine-based aerospace company calls latest rocket test a success

(From Maine Public) bluShift Aerospace successfully fired its Marevl engine recently and is hoping the environmentally safer fuel will appeal to scientists and others looking for rockets to carry experimental payloads into outer space. The Brunswick-based company is working on a rocket that could reach as much as 90 miles high, providing 6-8 minutes of weightless flight for onboard experiments. MTI has provided bluShift with ongoing support. Read more »

First 100% bio-based 3D-printed home unveiled at the University of Maine

(From AM Chronicle) The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center recently unveiled the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials, BioHome3D. The fully recyclable, 600-square-foot prototype features 3D-printed floors, walls and roof of wood fibers and bio-resins. MTI supported the design of the prototype. Read more »

Elmet Technologies: Poised for New Growth

(From Sun Journal) Known for decades as the maker of light bulb filament, Elmet Technologies is now key to the defense, aerospace and medical industries. Currently, Elmet has 170 employees and aims to grow to 225 quality jobs. Since 2015, MTI has made several vital awards to Elmet to help grow its R&D capacity, and preserve and grow its employment base and economic impact in Maine. Read more »