Tag: Maine

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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Maine court opens the path for Fiberight to get its community MSW project sorted

Maine court opens the path for Fiberight to get its community MSW project sorted

March 15, 2017 |

In Maine, a superior court judge has ruled against Fiberight’s competitors who sought to have the company’s environmental permits for a planned MSW-to-biofuel plant revoked, instead affirming the permits and opening the path for the company to move forward with its proposed project. The committee that manages the MSW for more than 100 communities in […]

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US District Court halts demolition of mothballed Maine mill meant for a future biofuel plant

US District Court halts demolition of mothballed Maine mill meant for a future biofuel plant

March 1, 2017 |

In Maine, EMEP LLC has successfully won a temporary restraining order from the U.S. District Court of Portland to stop the demolition of the former Great Northern Paper Co. mill where the company has invested significant amount of money to sort out permitting in order to develop a biofuel facility at the mothballed facility. The […]

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Ensyn could build a facility in Maine if it secures 7 million gallons of offtake

Ensyn could build a facility in Maine if it secures 7 million gallons of offtake

February 21, 2017 |

In Maine, Ensyn is looking to source enough customers in the state to justify investment in a commercial scale biofuel facility similar to the 10.5 million gallon per year $78 million plant it is building in Quebec and the 20 million gallon facility planned for Georgia based on technology the company developed and tested in […]

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Be the Change: Maine’s new Born Global challenge 

Be the Change: Maine’s new Born Global challenge 

November 28, 2016 |

For some time in The Digest, we have examined the problem of matching capital to projects. As Ecostrat’s Jordan Solomon observed at ABLC Next a few weeks back, “the vast majority of projects are given junk ratings, if they can get rated at all”. And that leaves aside all the fine technologies that falter or […]

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