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UMaine Team Hired to Study whether ‘Trashanol’ Will Work in Maine
October 24, 2014 – 11:43 am | No Comment

by By Nok-Noi Ricker (Bangor Daily News)  The organization representing the trash interests of 187 Maine towns is now partnering with the University of Maine to determine if new garbage-to-energy technology from a Maryland company —- …

US Homeland Security Moves to Tackle Climate Change Risks
October 3, 2014 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Anderson (Reuters)  Protecting the infrastructure of American cities from the effects of climate change is rising on the agenda of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a top agency official.
“Increasingly, we’ve …

State Scrambles to Save Old Town Pulp Mill, 200 Jobs
August 15, 2014 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Susan Sharon (MPBN News)  “Effective immediately all Old Town mill operations will be indefinitely suspended.” That was the message employees at the Old Town Fuel and Fiber Co. received Wednesday evening. The written statement …

Pyrolysis of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals: NEWBio Webinar Report
June 13, 2014 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The June edition of the Northeast bioenergy webinar series by Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) featured Kwesi Boateng – Lead Scientist at the United States Department of Energy, Agricultural …

NCMA Launches Interactive Algae Website and Database
December 23, 2013 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  East Boothbay, Maine-based Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) has announced the launch of its new website and relational database – (ncma.bigelow.org) – designed by Shero Designs for buying algae …

Paper Mill in Maine, US Making Sugars for Biofuel from Wood Waste
November 26, 2013 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The paper industry in Old Town, Maine, US has been stuck in gradual decline for some years now. However, one company – Old Town Fuel and Fiber (OTFF) – is said to be …

Debunking the Myths of Biofuel
November 1, 2013 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Jackie Ward (WCSH6.com)  One Maine company is helping turn leftover restaurant grease into a valuable fuel that’s helping other businesses, and the environment, thrive. There are a lot of myths out there about the …

Portland Biodiesel Company Helps Phish, Other Touring Bands, Go Green
July 5, 2013 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Seth Koenig (Bangor Daily News)   Starting this week, when tour buses for bands like Phish travel through Maine, they’ll be able to fill up using environmentally friendly biofuels.
Maine Standard Biofuels, which converts used cooking …

UMaine’s Paper Days Focuses on Future of Nanofibers, Biofuels and Industries that Will Benefit Maine
May 1, 2013 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Nick McCrea (Bangor Daily News)  …University of Maine researchers updated more than 300 forestry and paper industry officials, stakeholders and politicians on what the university’s research could mean for the future during the first …

Maine Legislator Turns up Heat on Ethanol Battle
April 30, 2013 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Eva Murray (Bangor Daily News)  …Rep. Jeff Timberlake, R-Turner, has been heading up an effort in the Maine Legislature to revisit ethanol and to encourage fuel suppliers to make a non-ethanol product available to …

Maine Company Making Biofuel from Spent Grease
April 5, 2013 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

(WCSH6.com)  With a few added chemicals and some serious filtration, Maine Standard Biofuels takes leftover cooking oil from restaurants and creates heating oil for home and biodiesel for cars and trucks.
“It can be used in …

Ethanol Fuel Targeted by Legislators, Administration
February 6, 2013 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Brett Whitmarsh  (WLBZ)  The Maine legislature will decide whether to restrict or even eliminate the use of ethanol in gasoline in the state.
A legislator from Turner and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection are …

Bills Seek to Reduce or Remove Ethanol from Maine Gas
January 25, 2013 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

by Scott Thistle (Maine Sun Journal)  A pair of bills introduced Thursday by state Rep. Jeff Timberlake, R-Turner, could have a significant impact on what goes into the gas tank of your car, lawnmower or snowblower.
One …

Maine DEP Working on Plan to Ban Gas Blends with More than 10 Percent Ethanol
January 11, 2013 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Matthew Stone   (Bangor Daily News)  The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is preparing to wade into a national debate surrounding gasoline blends made up of more than 10 percent ethanol.
The state agency is …

Grass for Biofuel Could be the Next Cash Crop in Aroostook County
December 5, 2012 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

by Julia Bayly (Bangor Daily News)  …The Center for Rural Sustainable Development at the University of Maine at Fort Kent last week announced it has received a $62,334 grant to study farmer interest in large-scale grass biomass production …

Pentagon Biofuels Effort Aids Energy Independence
July 17, 2012 – 8:10 pm | No Comment

By Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine)  (Politico)  It’s disappointing that Congress may try to second-guess the Pentagon’s attempts to tackle one big problem: our dependence on foreign oil.
Without changes to …

New UMaine Technology Center to Turn Wood Chips and Grass into Fuel and Plastics
July 17, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

by Nick McCrea  (Bangor Daily News)  A research and technology hub that one day could help wean the United States off foreign oil opened Monday in a former paper products shipping bay on the grounds …

Dial 9011 for Crop Assistance
June 14, 2012 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Section 9011 of the Farm Bill – the Biomass Crop Assistance Program – USDA deploys $9.6M in new investments in bioenergy crops as questions revolve around the program’s future and …

US Military Looking at Wood-Based Biofuels
May 25, 2012 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

(Western Farm Press)  The U.S. military is very interested in alternative fuels — in particular, the wood-based biofuels being researched and produced at the University of Maine. Three methods, or pathways, to producing biofuel for …

Algae Instrumentation Manufacturer Launches Scholarship Program
April 13, 2012 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

(Fluid Imaging Technologies)  Fluid Imaging Technologies Supports Biofuel, Nutraceutical Research Worldwide
Yarmouth, ME: Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Yarmouth, Maine (www.fluidimaging.com) has launched a scholarship program offering students up to $1,000.00 per year for up to …

Low Carbon Fuel Standard Could Double Gas Prices
March 27, 2012 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A new study released today by the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) indicates that a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states could result in doubling gasoline prices and other negative …

Sebago Farms Plans Massive Greenhouse, Algae Biofuels Facility in Maine
January 13, 2012 – 9:48 am | No Comment

by Lori Valigra (Massive High Tech)  In an area of Maine generally known for its strip malls and big box stores, newcomer Sebago Farms plans to build a 1.7 million square foot mixed-use facility that …

‘A Woman’s Work Is Never Done’
October 31, 2011 – 9:01 am | No Comment

by Barbara Walters  (ABC 20/20)Though conspicuous consumption in tough economic times has given the superrich bad press, self-made moguls like … Lynn Tilton are giving back through various philanthropy and business projects. They’re also sharing …

Researchers Discover New Process for Biofuel
October 28, 2011 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(R&D)  Researchers have long been interested in waste products as sources of biofuel. In Maine, those waste items could include treetops and limbs deemed by the forest products industry as unusable and often left behind …

Senators Introduce Bill to End Ethanol Subsidies, Import Tariff
May 4, 2011 – 9:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Snyder (Bloomberg)  …Senators Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, and Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, said the 45-cent credit, which is given to oil refiners for each gallon of ethanol they blend with gasoline, was unjustified …

Pulp Non-Fiction: Biofuels a Ray of Sunshine in a Gloomy Season
February 22, 2011 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the pulp and paper industry reels from the internet’s impact, biofuels and renewable chemicals are offering value-adds, waste remediation, and new markets
In Florida, the affable Rod Young, perhaps the …

Maine Gets Most Federal Biofuel Help of Any State
December 14, 2010 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

by Mal Leary (Capitol News Service/Bangor Daily News) Maine has received more cash from the federal government for the development of biofuels than any other state.
The Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which was started in 2009 to …