WoodFuels to Build Pellet Plant In Maine

In Maine, up to 35 new, “green” jobs will be avialble at a Portland company that is offering heating alternatives for commercial and institutional facilities. International WoodFuels, in partnership with the business development team at non-profit Maine & Company, announced plans to build a biomass manufacturing facility in Burnham, Me. The facility will be able […]

In Maine, up to 35 new, “green” jobs will be avialble at a Portland company that is offering heating alternatives for commercial and institutional facilities. International WoodFuels, in partnership with the business development team at non-profit Maine & Company, announced plans to build a biomass manufacturing facility in Burnham, Me. The facility will be able to produce 100,000 tons of locally sourced wood pellets annually.

With the help of Maine & Company, WoodFuels located an appropriate site in Burnham, adjacent to Pride Sports, the world’s largest manufacturer of wooden golf tees, allowing both companies to efficiently utilize the same source of wood fibers being brought into the area.

WoodFuels’ Community Energy Facility will be situated within one of the state’s permanently designated Pine Tree Development Zones (PTDZ), which were implemented in 2004. The PTDZ will permit WoodFuels to take advantage of a number of state tax incentives that have been created specifically to promote growth in industries such as manufacturing and environmental technology.

With much of the region’s current pellet supply being used by the residential heating market, Mueller started WoodFuels in 2007 to offer larger commercial and institutional consumers across northern New England a fully integrated thermal heating and steam process solution. Unique to WoodFuels, the company only produces pellets for its own customers and delivers them locally, making the entire process ultra-low carbon while keeping the energy dollars in Maine.

WoodFuels’ customers are provided with a high-efficiency biomass boiler, storage silo, guaranteed pellet supply delivered, and round-the-clock monitoring and maintenance of the system with no capital cost investment. Customers are committed to using the installed system as their main source of heat for a 10-year Energy Services Agreement. Similar to a utility, customers receive a monthly bill determined by their BTU consumption in that period.

Groundbreaking for the facility is scheduled for late summer.

For more information on International WoodFuels please contact Matt Hagerty at Montagne Communications (603) 644-3200 or Laura Sawall at WoodFuels (207) 699-4500. For more information on Maine & Company, please contact Dianna Fletcher at (207) 871-0040.

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