Rural-Focused Fund Backs Maine Enterprises Tapping Technology Used In Europe

A recent Forbes article highlights the initial investments made by RuralWorks Partners that focus on two Maine-based enterprises—American Unagi, specializing in sushi-grade American eels using proven European technology, and TimberHP, a company producing environmentally friendly building insulation from waste wood fiber. American Unagi, founded by Sara Rademaker, adopts a recirculating aquaculture system to streamline the eel production process, while TimberHP, co-founded by Joshua Henry and Matthew O’Malia, brings a European wood fiber insulation technology to the U.S., contributing to carbon reduction and energy efficiency. RuralWorks’ investments align with its mission to enhance wealth, economic resilience, and job opportunities in rural communities.