Tag: Maine

Fiberight starts taking household waste with full commissioning seen by July

Fiberight starts taking household waste with full commissioning seen by July

May 29, 2019 |

In Maine, local press reports that the first truckloads of MSW began arriving last week at the long-delayed Fiberight facility as it starts to ramp up processing that will eventually lead to biofuel production. About a dozen of the 115 communities making up the Municipal Review Committee who has the feedstock supply deal with Fiberight […]

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Fiberight starts accepting MSW at Maine facility

Fiberight starts accepting MSW at Maine facility

May 6, 2019 |

In Maine, local press reports that the long-awaited Fiberight plant that aims to produce ethanol from much of the state’s organic MSW has finally started accepting feedstock for processing, almost a year later than first planned. Early stages of the project are using MSW from about a dozen communities but will eventually ramp up to […]

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Maine governor vetoes bill aiming to ban E10 and higher

Maine governor vetoes bill aiming to ban E10 and higher

May 2, 2019 |

In Maine, the state’s new Democratic governor has wielded her veto power for the first time by ensuring a bill that sought to ban ethanol blends of 10% and higher won’t become law. Without what she deemed sufficient scientific evidence to demonstrate that E10 and higher is detrimental to public health, she said should couldn’t […]

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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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