(British Columbia); Developing a patented biocomposite wall system that provides healthy and durable shells to homes and buildings using waste wood from lumber mills to create carbon-negative building products.
(Pennsylvania): Fyrwood is developing a centralized digital marketplace that helps firewood sellers manage their operations and connect with more buyers through an automated merchant portal.
(California): Produces woodstraw mulch from forest byproducts to control erosion and support forest restoration.
(Maine): Starting the only plywood underlayment plant in North America to meet customer demand throughout the country.
(Oregon): Developing bio-based and low carbon construction materials from small diameter trees that reduce the building industry's environmental footprint and contribute to a circular economy.
(California): Creating precious woods from food and other waste products that will replace rare high-cost wood seen in many high end products and to empower designers with more sustainable, high-performing materials.
(British Columbia): Developing a tree-to-tile production methodology that utilizes undervalued Western Hemlock trees to create wooden tiles that easily replace ceramic.
(Vermont): Uses satellite mapping technology to create 3D wood models that capture and celebrate place-based experiences.
The Forest Products Accelerator is guided by a group of dedicated advisors with industry, startup, and entrepreneurial experience. They support program development and provide industry connections, technical expertise, and guidance to companies participating in the Accelerator.
The Forest Products Accelerator connects participating companies with industry experts, customers, suppliers, and investors. The following individuals participate in the program as panelists or experts.
The Forest Products Accelerator is made possible by support from the Northern Borders Regional Commission. To continue this program and support innovation and commercialization in the forest industry, we are actively seeking support and partnerships with businesses and organizations.
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