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Bioprospecting & Biorefining

A conversation on innovative ways to
grow Maine's Blue Economy

Industry experts from Iceland, Norway and Germany will head up a panel focused on best practices that are utilized when bioprospecting and biorefining in their respective countries. The panel will demonstrate how government, university and private sector assets are all necessary to be when value adding in the blue economy.

Friday, Dec 17, 2021

0900 - 1000 

via Zoom

We're pleased to be joined by:

Jeanette Hammer Andersen PhD of MARBIO

in the Norwegian College of Fishery Science at UiT Norway | Norway

Alexandra Leeper of Matís

Aquaculture Project Manager | Iceland

Pedram Dehdari PhD of Ensymm

Managing Director | Germany

Patrick Arnold of the New England Ocean Cluster

CEO | Maine



The panel will cover:

Methods and lab equipment needed for bioprospecting

Methods and infrastructure needed for commercial-scale biorefining

Examples of collaborations between industry, government and academia

Made possible by:

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Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy (EITBE) is an event series created by the New England Ocean Cluster to share the stories of ocean-focused entrepreneurs and project leaders in Maine. Each session is free to attend and includes a curated panel of speakers who share their own intimate and organic perspectives on the topic du jour. Created in 2019, the program’s intent is to convene an engaged audience to raise awareness, promote dialog, and facilitate connections amongst those interested in the region’s blue economy.

For 2022, the EITBE series has become a part of Transforming the Blue Economy (TBE), a purpose-driven collaboration created by the World Ocean Observatory, a 501c.3 non-profit, and the New England Ocean Cluster. The project endeavors to advance and modernize New England’s ocean-minded industries through education and community engagement; by bridging the gap between capacity and need; and by assisting in the creation of sustainable and innovative enterprises. 

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