E2Tech Forums & Events

E2Tech provides a monthly forum series (Sept-June) that seeks to provide timely information about Maine's clean technology sector. E2Tech also hosts periodic networking events to foster business-to-business opportunities within Maine's clean tech economy. Additionally, preceding each forum, a 45 minute block of time is reserved for networking. We hope you can join us. 

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, April 30, 2015
    • 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Texas Instruments, 52 Jetport Plaza Road, South Portland, ME 04106

    Reminder: if you would like to attend this forum, you must RSVP by April 27th. Thank you!

    Public works directors and managers in Maine’s 30 Small Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer System (Small MS4) municipalities, the Maine Turnpike Authority, the Maine Department of Transportation and others are trying to keep afloat, coping with a wave of federal and State stormwater permit requirements and enforcement audits.

    This Forum program is aimed at consultants, engineers, municipal and State officials, regulators and policy makers and it will:

    • Provide an overview of Clean Water Act law and regulation and of recent enforcement efforts.
    • Present the municipal perspective on recent Maine DEP and US EPA stormwater enforcement audits in Bangor and South Portland.
    • Review new stormwater management technologies and approaches -- especially those that present less frequent/intensive maintenance obligations – to assist municipalities and other entities subject to CWA stormwater regulation as they attempt to comply with the law.

    Speakers include:

    • William Taylor, Esq. Pierce Atwood
    • Brad Moore, City of Bangor, Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent
    • Fred Dillon, City of South Portland, Stormwater Program Coordinator, South Portland Water Resource Protection Department
    • Dr. Thomas P. Ballestero, P.E., Director, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center

    Jim Katsiaficas, Esq., Perkins Thompson, will moderate this panel.

    After the panel discussion, Texas Instruments officials will provide a tour of their stormwater system, which recently improved the Long Creek Watershed Management District by reducing its own impervious cover, installing biofilters therefore slowing down and filtering stormwater.

    Thank you to our Host

    Thank you to our Sponsors

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    • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    • 7:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Holiday Inn By The Bay, Casco Bay Hall, 88 Spring Street, Portland

    Please join us for this special two panel event! This event will focus on two topics: 

    • The Future of the Forestry Industry
    • Biobased Maine

    7:15 - 8:00 am: networking breakfast
    8:00 - 9:30 am: The Future of the Forestry Industry Panel
    9:30 - 10:00 am: networking break
    10:00 - 11:30 am: Biobased Maine Panel

    The Future of the Forestry Industry

    Maine’s environmental, energy, and clean technology sector is intricately linked to Maine’s forestry industry. When compared to the other technology-based sectors in the State, the 12,212 direct jobs in the clean technology sector rank second only to forest products and agriculture with 38,043 jobs (2010). On energy, woody biomass is used for the generation of electricity and heat for industrial applications, especially forest product companies, and in co-generation plants for utility scale electricity production. On the environment, states and localities are developing adaptation plans to manage the expected impacts from climate change, including changing agricultural and forestry yields, and spruce budworm infestation. On the economy, $1 out of every $16 in Maine’s gross state product and 1 out of every 20 jobs is associated with the forest products sector. The total economic impact is about $8 billion! (source: Maine Forest Products Council) The environmental, energy, and economic impacts of this sector are immense!

    Following up on E2Tech’s 2014 forum on reinventing Maine’s pulp, paper, and forest products industry, E2Tech welcomes Maine’s forestry leaders and their prognosis on a future of opportunities – wood pellets, sustainable forestry – and challenges – spruce budworm, competition for the wood basket supply.

    Biobased Maine

    E2Tech is pleased to host Biobased Maine and its Board of Directors for a special forum designed to introduce attendees to a business alliance that promotes the sustainable use of renewable biomass from forests, farms, and sea to manufacture the next generation of biobased chemicals, materials, and fuels. Global demand for biobased products is growing and Maine has the potential to supply products through its abundant biomass (trees), dedicated workforce, world-class research and development capabilities, and existing industrial infrastructure. Come learn about some of these innotative companies and their biobased manufacturing in Maine.
    • Grow-Tech – James Chittum, Director of Business Development: Grow-Tech and how they make advanced growth media for greenhouse and other horticultural applications using a variety of bio-based materials, including polylactic acid (PLA), which is made from corn starch.
    • Cereaulus – Tony Jabar, Founder & CEO: Bio-based polymers and other products that are used in the pulp and paper industry to improve performance and cut costs.
    • Universtiy of Maine Process Development Center – Michael Bilodeau, Director: Exciting applications for nano cellulose, which is a very hot topic these days and a specific area of focus for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    • Colgate-Palmolive – Mark Dobrovolny, Director, Strategic Supplier Innovation Alliances: Tom’s of Maine is a leading natural care company that sells high-quality toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant, bar soap, and body wash products and uses sustainable packaging throughout its product line.

    Thank you to our Sponsors





Past events

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Renewable Energy Incentives: Investment or Entitlement?
Monday, March 16, 2015 Cleantech Open 2015 launches in Maine
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Hydropower: A Dam Good Forum
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Portland Greendrinks
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Free Webinar: Opportunities in Mexico for Maine Environmental and Energy Companies
Friday, January 23, 2015 Worker Training & Internship Briefing
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Maine's Energy Policy 2015
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Holiday Networking Event
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Ocean Acidification Forum
Friday, December 12, 2014 Innovation Engineering Workshop
Thursday, November 20, 2014 E2Tech Annual Meeting - Extreme Makeover: Environmental Remediation Edition
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Organics & Residuals Separation and Processing in the Solid Waste Stream
Friday, September 12, 2014 Heat of the Moment: Plans from State Officials, Energy Companies, and Maine's Next Governor
Thursday, September 04, 2014 Energy, Cleantech, & the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Summer Networking Event at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Thursday, June 26, 2014 The Solid Waste Hierarchy: Waste-to-Energy & the Brighter Side of Landfills
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Navigating the Northeastern Cleantech Cluster Through Wind, Water & Woods
Thursday, June 05, 2014 Innovation Engineering Workshop
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Energy, Environmental & Economic Policy in an Election Year
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Take a Load Off: Distributed Generation and Microgrids
Monday, March 24, 2014 Cleantech Open Northeast: Maine Info Session & Networking
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Regional Electric Grid & Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Reinventing Maine's Pulp, Paper & Forest Products Industries
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 E2Tech Winter Networking Event
Thursday, January 16, 2014 Maine's Offshore Wind Project Update
Thursday, December 19, 2013 Brunswick Landing- Accelerating an Innovative & Renewable Future
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Modernization of Maine's Mining Rules & Development
Thursday, October 24, 2013 Maine's Petroleum Market-Economics, Technology & Transportation
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Cleantech Open Northeast
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Sustainable Bioplastics Council of Maine's Plants to Products Forum
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Maine's Environmental Policy Update
Friday, September 13, 2013 Perfect Pitch-Accelerating Success Workshop
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Maine's New Energy Policy
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Sustainable Food Production in Maine: A Four-Course Primer
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 The Maine Drain: Stormwater Management Strategies and Solutions
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Climate Change Adaptation: The Maine Response to Planning, Economic, & Engineering Challenges
Thursday, March 21, 2013 Maine Energy & Environmental Policy: Priorities for the 126th Legislature
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Building & Growing the Clean Tech Sector
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 E2Tech Winter Networking Event
Thursday, January 17, 2013 The Friendly Shark Tank: Financial Resources for Businesses & Entrepreneurs
Thursday, December 13, 2012 In the Loop - Geothermal Energy in Maine's Homes & Businesses
Thursday, November 15, 2012 E2Tech Annual Meeting: Celebrating Member Success Stories
Thursday, October 25, 2012 Electric & Natural Gas Vehicles: Reducing Maine's Oil Dependence
Thursday, September 20, 2012 10th Anniversary Dinner
Thursday, September 13, 2012 U.S. Senate Candidate Debate
Thursday, June 21, 2012 June 21st Forum - Tidal Energy & Maine’s International Growth Opportunity
Thursday, June 07, 2012 E2Tech Networking Evening
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 21st Century Maine: Warmer, Wetter, Wilder
Thursday, May 17, 2012 May 17th Forum - Sustainable Buildings & Site Development Trends in Maine
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 April 10th Forum - UMAINE: Clean Tech Innovation Partner
Thursday, March 29, 2012 March 29th Networking Evening
Thursday, March 15, 2012 March 15th Forum - 2012 ME Environmental & Energy Policy (Augusta)
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Feb 16th Forum - E2Tech Myth Busters
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Clean Tech Collaborative
Thursday, January 19, 2012 Jan 19th Forum - Financing Maine's Clean Tech Sector
Thursday, December 15, 2011 Dec 15th Forum - Efficiency Maine: A Track Record of Success & the Road Ahead
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Nov 15th - Building Maine's Clean Tech Corridor
Thursday, November 03, 2011 Nov 3rd Event - Explore Brunswick's Future Renewable Energy Center
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Oct 26th Forum - Maine's Evolving Wind Energy Resource
Thursday, October 20, 2011 Oct 20th Forum - Restoring Urban Impaired Streams in Maine
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