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High demand for wood pellets puts stress on manufacturers

High demand for wood pellets puts stress on manufacturers

| February 10, 2015

On Tuesday afternoon, Northeast Pellets was supplying SW Collins with an order of wood pellets. Later on, Daigle Oil Company would come and pick up a bulk order. And in between, different people will come in to buy a few bags at a time. It’s extremely busy at the mill in Ashland and has been since early January. […]

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County Retailers and Bulk Distributors Struggling with High Demand for Wood Pellets

County Retailers and Bulk Distributors Struggling with High Demand for Wood Pellets

| February 9, 2015

If you go into any S.W. Collins store looking to buy wood pellets, you’re going to be out of luck for a little while. All three County stores are out and won’t be getting more until later this month. “Unfortunately they’re just going out faster than they’re even coming in,” said Greg Easter, the store […]

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Wood pellet producers and stove companies gearing up for a busy season

Wood pellet producers and stove companies gearing up for a busy season

| September 10, 2014

Tiny wood pellets are being produced ’round the clock at Northeast Pellets in Ashland. “The fair has come and gone so now it’s time to start heating,” said president Matt Bell. This is the first summer the company has run 24 hours a day. Starting up Monday morning, and finishing Friday afternoon. President Matt Bell […]

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UMFK Biomass Project Moving Along, Might Fuel Buildings As Early As Next Month

UMFK Biomass Project Moving Along, Might Fuel Buildings As Early As Next Month

| January 22, 2014

Efforts to complete UMFK’s multimillion dollar biomass project are ON SCHEDULE according to university officials. So much so, some campus buildings could start to receive heat from the wood pellet fuel project as early as next month.  Construction crews are working hard to get UMFK’s MASSIVE biomass project at the Fort Kent Armory, up and […]

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Pellet Plant to Launch

Pellet Plant to Launch

| October 17, 2013

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) – The Finance Authority of Maine has approved a $25 million loan guarantee for a company planning to launch an operation to produce biomass-based, coal-like wood pellets. Officials said Thursday that with the loan guarantee, Thermogen Industries is one step closer to launching an operation in Millinocket to manufacture what’s known as […]

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