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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 […]

From Roadmap To Biomass Study, Maine Forest Industry Forges Ahead

Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. Angus King and Rep. Bruce Poliquin are continuing their efforts to seek federal assistance to help Maine deal with the loss of jobs and markets in the forest industry. In response to the congressional delegation’s request for assistance and a preliminary tour of Maine in March, Secretary Penny Pritzker of the […]

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 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 Schools To Implement Biomass Power

Bangor Daily News reports that two educational institutions in the St. John Valley broke ground on a $4 million biomass project that will reduce the environmental footprint of both schools while also scaling back energy costs. Officials at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and SAD 27 kicked off the project at the site […]

First Auditing Agencies and Labs Accredited To PFI Standards Program

The Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) and the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) recently marked the first critical step in the roll out of the new densified biomass fuel standard for North America through the accreditation of ten auditing agencies and two laboratories to the PFI Standards Program. Under the supervision of ALSC, the program’s accreditation […]

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