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.

Advertisement for trees as Maine's homegrown fuel

10/22/2012 - 4:39pm

Hemant  Pendse, leader of the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute at the University of Maine at Orono.On October 18, 2012, the Hydrogen Energy Center hosted a teleconference entitled, "Technology & Economics of Fuel Cel

09/13/2012 - 5:18pm

Jeff Thaler of E2Tech moderates a senatorial candidates' debate between Angus King, Charlie Summers and Cynthia Dill in Portland, MaineOn September 13, 2012, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) hosted a debate

08/29/2012 - 4:11pm

The energy and  shelter area of the common ground country fair in Unity Maine hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners AssociationAre you looking for inspiration for your next energy reform project? O

08/01/2012 - 2:59pm

diagram of Pelletco's patented biomass energy technology cycle One Maine company to watch is Pelletco, which has developed a proprietary, biomass fuel pellet technology.

04/13/2012 - 10:35am

E2TEch hosted a forum entitled, "UMaine: Clean Tech Innovation Partner" on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at UMaine Orono and telecast to USM in Portland. John Volz, Executive Director of Blackstone Accelerates Growth moderated the panel. John's mantra throughout the morning was: "In clean technology, it is important to be able to really build things."

04/07/2012 - 8:20pm

You may have heard the news about two recent startups of wood pellet heating systems that were funded by grant money from the federal ARRA (stimulus program), via the Maine Forest Service's Wood to Energy Program.  The two that have announced their completion are the City of Gardiner and Waterville HIgh School, both running wood pellet boilers.

03/20/2012 - 9:34pm

According to the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine, ("E2Tech"), "Clean Tech is defined by a diverse range of products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and reduce or eliminate emissions and wastes.

02/08/2012 - 5:57pm

Colby College's new biomass heating plant in Waterville, MaineOne million. That’s the number of gallons of oil Colby will no longer be burning annually.

02/07/2012 - 5:47pm

"Focus the Nation", the country’s leading clean energy youth empowerment organization, has again selected Northern Maine Community College as a national partner to raise awareness and move the country toward clean energy solutions. NMCC joins MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as the only two schools in New England to carry the Focus the Nation banner in 2012.