Tag: Maine

Fiberight now expects Maine plant to be ready in March, or May

Fiberight now expects Maine plant to be ready in March, or May

November 20, 2018 |

In Maine, already more than a year behind schedule and set to open in December, Fiberight now says it will complete its waste processing facility in March and could begin receiving waste from 100 communities around the state by April. If things go wrong and some equipment needs to be changed, the company’s CEO says […]

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Maine start up successfully tests rocket using biofuel

Maine start up successfully tests rocket using biofuel

October 29, 2018 |

In Maine, bluShift successfully tested its rocket last week fueled by a biofuel the company developed using farm waste that it says performs better than petroleum-based rocket fuel. They say the fuel isn’t harmful and the developer’s two-year-old daughter could safely ingest it, though he admits she may be a little constipated afterwards. The non-toxic, […]

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Fiberight hopes to have Maine facility up by year’s end

Fiberight hopes to have Maine facility up by year’s end

May 9, 2018 |

In Maine, although Fiberight tried to get its MSW processing facility up and running by April to begin receiving waste from 115 of the state’s communities, the facility should be up and running by year’s end even if it’s not ready to produce biofuels by then. The company promised to hold monthly update meetings for […]

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Fiberight gets $70M in needed funding to open Maine facility

Fiberight gets $70M in needed funding to open Maine facility

January 7, 2018 |

In Maine, Fiberight secured $70 million for a municipal solid waste center that should be in operation by this May. The high-tech facility will convert 180,000 tons of trash each year from more than 100 Maine towns into biofuel at a 144,000-square-foot steel frame facility that began construction last July. Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO of Maryland-based […]

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Bounding Maine: Top 10 companies targeting Maine’s forest resource for higher-value apps

Bounding Maine: Top 10 companies targeting Maine’s forest resource for higher-value apps

September 11, 2017 |

Maine is the Pine Tree state and yet in recent years the industries surrounding the noble pine have been in all kinds of distress, as readers have fled newspapers and magazines for digital reading. Now, Maine’s hardwoods have been in demand. The market for maple, yellow birch, and white ash hardwoods has been strong. The […]

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Fiberight may not produce energy until March 2018

Fiberight may not produce energy until March 2018

July 27, 2017 |

In Maine, although Fiberight’s new MSW facility should be ready to accept waste by April 1 according to a new construction timeline, it won’t actually be able to begin processing the waste from more than 100 communities in the state until June when the technology is commissioned. And even then it could take until March […]

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Fiberight’s Maine facility to be online by April 1

Fiberight’s Maine facility to be online by April 1

July 24, 2017 |

In Maine, the Fiberight MSW-based biogas plant under construction in Hampden should be online by April 1, 2018, according to a new construction schedule agreed by the partners. Earthmoving began earlier this month while the foundations should be laid by fall. The $69 million project will convert all of the MSW from 115 communities in […]

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Biofine seeking investors to scale up wood-based biofuel technology in Maine

Biofine seeking investors to scale up wood-based biofuel technology in Maine

May 4, 2017 |

In Maine, Biofine is seeking investors to help it scale up the wood-based biofuel technology developed by the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute. The company invested $200,000 in an old small-scale biofuel plant that was converted to run on the technology and demonstrate its viability. It’s now ready to scale up at the Old Mill facility […]

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Fiberight hopes to close financing for Maine project in June

Fiberight hopes to close financing for Maine project in June

April 27, 2017 |

In Maine, Fiberight hopes to close on its financing for the planned MSW-to-biofuel plant planned in Hampden that is meant to process the waste of more than 100 communities in the state. Project promoters believe they can get the plant up and running within a year. The town’s Municipal Review Committee agreed to this week […]

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Maine governor wants tighter leash on biomass grant recipients

Maine governor wants tighter leash on biomass grant recipients

March 21, 2017 |

In Maine, the governor wants a tighter leash on the two companies receiving $13.4 million in biomass subsidies over the next two years to ensure that they achieve the job creation goals and wood purchases promised in order to secure the funds. The newly created program specifically to promote these two major statewide projects that […]

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