MTU Forest Biomaterials has been coordinating efforts with the Michigan Forest Biomaterials Initiative (http://mifbi.org/). MIFBI was developed in response to the Governor’s 2013 Forest Products Summit, which urged the state to reinvest in its forest resources. Both Michigan Technological University and the MIFBI share the vision of achieving a greener economy for Michigan and seek to foster sustainable forests, communities, and economies through innovative and responsible production, use, and recycling of forest biomaterials.