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Maine wood pellet industry

Maine’s Northeast Pellets Suffers Catastrophic Fire

A fire at Northeast Pellets mill in Ashland destroyed all of the 500 tons of bulk pellets stored in two silos. The Fiddlehead Focus reported it was the second catastrophic fire suffered by the plant since it opened in 2006. Chief Don Bouley of the Ashland Fire Department told the paper the cause is under […]

New Maine Pellet Plant Preparing For Opening

An Edgecomb man is branching out his forestry management operation. Erik Carlson, a licensed forester and certified logging professional for more than two decades, is busy setting up his new wood pellet plant in Boothbay for a mid-July opening. On June 6, he spent nearly 12 hours unloading three trailer truck loads of pellet-making equipment […]

Maine Company Hopes To Grow State’s Wood Pellet Heating Market

An Orono company is hoping to grow the wood pellet fuel industry in Maine with an innovative business model. Heating company PelletCo is hoping Mainers warm up to the idea of wood pellet heating–by installing boilers for free. “We’re in a position to offer them a contract for heat and pay for the heat they […]

Maine Pellet Plant To Undergo $7 Million Upgrade, Add Jobs

A local pellet mill will add 18 new jobs as part of a $7 million upgrade aided by state economic development initiatives, officials said Wednesday. The improvements are described as “major work” on the Corinth Pellets Manufacturing LLC facility, which has been in business since 2007. The jobs will be added over the next two […]

Federal Effort To Boost Maine’s Wood Pellet Industry Sees Strong Returns

As the sun sets on an $11.4 million federal effort to boost Maine’s wood pellet industry, early returns seem to indicate that the investment was a sound one. The money helps drive Maine toward a stronger sustainable forestry economy and reduced dependence on foreign oil, according to one expert. The U.S. Department of Forestry spent […]

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