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Stored Solar planning greenhouses next to biomass plant

Stored Solar, which acquired Covanta Energy's two closed biomass power plants in Maine last fall, is looking into establishing greenhouses next to the West Enfield plant to grow peppers and providing...

King advises President Trump on trade policies that would help Maine


As a candidate, President Donald Trump's statements on United States trade policies could be summarized in three words: Put America first. U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, sent a letter today to the...

Lincoln eyes Superfund designation for former mill

Lincoln's town council unanimously voted Thursday to explore whether the former Lincoln Paper and Tissue Mill would qualify for Superfund grants to help pay for removal of asbestos and other...

CEI presents 'Opportunity Award' to St. Croix Tissue

Lori Valigra |

Braving Tuesday's nor'easter to attend CEI's annual meeting in Brunswick, St. Croix Tissue Inc., was awarded CEI's “2017 Award for Expanding Economic Opportunity” for its $120 million...

Searsmont lumber firm to become an energy producer

The loss of pulp markets for woodchips produced at its 136-year-old sawmill in Searsmont is prompting Robbins Lumber to invest in a biomass plant that can convert that waste wood into energy.

Collins, King push bill to accelerate R&D of building with wood

James McCarthy |

Legislation backed by U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King calls for accelerated research and development of using new wood technologies, such as cross-laminated timber, in the construction of...

Farm Credit East pays dividends to Maine farmers, foresters, fishermen


Farm Credit East, the Northeast's largest agricultural lending cooperative, distributed a record $56 million in cash patronage dividends to more than 11,000 farm, fishing and forestry business owners...

Hammond Lumber passes leadership torch to third generation


Belgrade-based Hammond Lumber Co. announced today a transition in leadership with the appointment of Mike Hammond as president and CEO.

Lawsuit halts demolition at former Great Northern mill site

A federal court in Portland granted a temporary restraining order on Tuesday that stops demolition at the former Great Northern Paper Co. Mill in East Millinocket.

Canadian company looking at Maine sites for biorefinery

Ensyn Corp., a Canadian company that creates fuels from forestry biomass, is exploring potential sites in Maine to locate a biorefinery capable of transforming 400 tons a day of low-grade wood into...