$140 Million Maine Pellet Plant Project Seeking State Air Emissions Permit

A Maine environmental agency is reviewing an air emissions permit application for a proposed $140 million specialized wood pellet mill, officials said Friday. Thermogen Industries submitted its amended application for a permit to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection on Friday. If the permit is approved, construction on the facility could start at the Katahdin […]

A Maine environmental agency is reviewing an air emissions permit application for a proposed $140 million specialized wood pellet mill, officials said Friday.

Thermogen Industries submitted its amended application for a permit to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection on Friday. If the permit is approved, construction on the facility could start at the Katahdin Avenue industrial park as early as September or October, company spokeswoman Alexandra Ritchie said. The project is expected to take about a year to complete. The application review is expected to take three to six months, said Marc Cone, director of the Bureau of Air Quality at Maine DEP.

The plant is projected to create 55 jobs directly, 281 indirectly and produce 300,000 tons of high-energy biofuel pellets annually for distribution to European and United Kingdom electricity plants as a coal substitute. It would use a thermal-steam process commonly employed in several industries, including wood pulp manufacturing.

“We are slightly hesitant to commit to a time frame given the elements still outstanding,” Ritchie said. “But an optimistic timeline would have us breaking ground in the early fall.”

Thermogen is a company created by Cate Street Capital, the New Hampshire-based investment firm that bought the Millinocket and East Millinocket paper mills for $1 in 2011, to oversee the pellet mill project on its Katahdin Avenue site.

From The Bangor Daily News: https://bangordailynews.com/2014/06/13/news/penobscot/140-million-millinocket-pellet-mill-project-seeking-air-emissions-permit-from-state/

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