Group Unveils Plan for Biofuel Industry

[Bangor Daily News] A nonprofit group has released an ambitious plan detailing how Maine could turn its vast quantities of forest waste into fuel, generating thousands of jobs and hefty profits for pioneering companies. The Fractionation Development Center, a Rumford-based organization promoting biomass conversion technologies in Maine, predicts that biofuel could eventually account for 50 percent of the fuel used in Maine annually if the state followed the blueprint unveiled Thursday. The 18-month study was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Maine Technology Institute. …The Houlton Band of Maliseets also unveiled plans this week for a $9 million biodiesel processing plant on tribal land.


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