Tag: Maine

Fiberight Maine plant shut due to lack of funding

Fiberight Maine plant shut due to lack of funding

June 17, 2020 |

In Maine, local press reports that $14.7 million in loans from bondholders for the Fiberight plant fell through the end of May which forced the facility to shut down. Coastal Resources of Maine, the company that runs the facility, says it is behind on its bills and was relying on the funding to make ends […]

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Governor Janet Mills Signs Renewable Products Tax Credit into Law

Governor Janet Mills Signs Renewable Products Tax Credit into Law

March 22, 2020 |

In Maine, Governor Janet Mills signed into law last week a tax credit that will create hundreds of jobs making climate-friendly products from renewable resources, or “biobased” products, in Maine. Supporters were grateful for Maine lawmakers’ leadership in passing this important legislation amid the state’s critical response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re excited to see […]

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Maine bets on forest products

Maine bets on forest products

December 31, 2019 |

In Maine, advocates for the state’s forest products industry are aiming for 30% growth in five years, to reach $8 billion in sales by 2025.  The  Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine coalition is now implementing measures after gathering data and evaluating options.   “We’re looking at some of these technologies and we’re actually entertaining CEOs of companies who […]

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Fiberight producing more biogas faster than expected

Fiberight producing more biogas faster than expected

December 2, 2019 |

In Maine, local press reports that after delay upon delay, the Fiberight facility in Hampden finally began accepting organic waste in early November from the 100 communities it has contracts with and has begun to produce biogas, although the gas isn’t yet at high enough quality to sell it. The company is also now able […]

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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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