Now, fossil fuels are just biological materials that are some WICKED ancient. We can burn materials that take less than 50 years to re-generate instead, and we can grow’em right around these parts.

Biological Power Blog Posts

Maine's Conversation about Biological Power

When we talk about biological power, we mean power that is generated from converting materials that were once living, such as trees or other plants.  We will have several sub-headings (such as biodiesel, biomass and ethanol) under biological power in time; for now they are all under one umbrella.

We invite Maine's experts and novices to post their questions, concerns, insights, rants, praise or technical information about the many forms of biological power available in Maine here. Please join the conversation and check back often for updates.

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09/14/2013 - 3:18pm

 the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine logoOn September 3, 2013, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) released a report entitled, "The Clean Technology Sector in Maine 2013".

08/05/2013 - 1:58pm

students at Kennebec Valley Community College learn to install solar panelsIf you are ready for a career change or just want to broaden your skill set to include the energy technologies of tomorrow, Maine's Community C

07/26/2013 - 4:33pm

Maine Technology InstituteOn July 24, 2013, the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) announced its quarterly round of loan and grant awards, totaling $1.66 million to 27 Companies: one of the highest quarterly totals ever.

07/23/2013 - 3:47pm
03/05/2013 - 12:47pm

a biomass heating unit called a heat pod by Pelletco of MaineConverting large heating systems from fossil fuels to renewable fuels can present a daunting up-front expense that keeps it from looking cost-effec

02/06/2013 - 6:24pm

The Office of Indian Energy and the Denali Commission tour the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado Photo courtesy of NRELOn January 30, 2013, the US Energy Department announced the second round of

02/06/2013 - 4:24pm

An unusual structure with a wind turbine in Denmark by University of Southern MaineWould you like to see some bold innovations and examples of a nationwide commitment to sustainable energy and resilience?

01/09/2013 - 6:01pm

Interior View of the reading room inside the dome of the US CogressYou can say what you want about congressional antics around the much-sung "fiscal cliff".

12/27/2012 - 6:54pm

A tank holding finished biodiesel fuel made from waste vegetable oils at Maine Standard Biofuels in Portland Maine by Kay MannMaine Standard Biofuel is a local recycling company making a renewable fuel for the local economy.

10/31/2012 - 2:37pm

An energy auditor performs a blower door testEfficiency Maine is assembling some of the state’s leading energy efficiency experts, contractors, and business representatives to take part in a panel discussion as part