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Maine Governor Will Oppose Borrowing Aimed At Helping Biomass Industry

Governor Paul LePage told lawmakers he opposes a pair of bills that would have taxpayers fund a $45 million subsidy to help Maine’s floundering biomass industry. In a rare appearance before the Legislature’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee, LePage said the Legislature should focus instead on ways of creating industries that bring greater value from the state’s […]

University Of Maine Farmington Celebrates New Biomass Facility

The Biomass Central Heating Plant opened Sunday on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington. The official opening of the largest biomass hot water heating plant in Maine celebrated sustainability and what thinking locally and buying locally means. “This energy fits into the local, regional and economic landscape,” said Luke Kellett, UMF’s sustainability […]

Maine Loggers Seek Legislative Help To Save Biomass Plants

The Professional Logging Contractors Of Maine, a trade group representing the men and women working in Maine’s forests believe the state legislature can and must take action now to save jobs in the state’s struggling rural economy. With biomass power plants in West Enfield and Jonesboro closing in March, loggers are running out of places […]

Maine Forests Bring Hopes Of Alternative Fuel Revolution

Seven years ago, many in Maine held high hopes for a “marriage of manufacturing and technology” promised by a new owner of the longstanding Old Town mill. That owner, Patriarch Partners, planned — with the help of University of Maine researchers — to put Maine’s forests to work in a new way: by producing cellulosic, […]

Maine Is Turning Woody Biomass Into an Electricity Source

Oil is to Saudi Arabia as forests are to Maine. That’s why the most heavily forested state in the U.S. – with 86 percent timberland cover to second-place New Hampshire’s 78 percent – has turned to biomass to diversify its energy supply, a sustainable energy source derived from recently living plant materials and organic wastes, […]

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