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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01/26/2012 - 5:29pm

Here is the full text the energy section of Governor Paul LePage's State of the State address, made on January 24, 2012:


01/09/2012 - 4:55pm

The United States is heavily dependent on oil imports, spending nearly $1 billion per day on crude oil and petroleum products from other countries. This dependence contributes significantly to the trade deficit and makes the U.S. economy vulnerable to disruptions in oil supplies due to natural disasters, political upheaval, and price volatility.

12/29/2011 - 7:17pm

Looking for ways to save or generate energy on your farm? If you are a dairy producer or greenhouse operator, stop at the Maine Rural Partners booth at the Ag Trades Show and get a FREE ENERGY ASSESSMENT.

12/21/2011 - 4:49pm

ReEnergy Holdings LLC, an Albany, NY-based renewable energy company, has acquired a portfolio of five U.S. biomass energy-production facilities in Maine and New York from Quebec-based Boralex Inc., for approximately $88 million.

In November 2011, ReEnergy announced it had reached an agreement with Boralex for the acquisition. The sale closed on December 20, 2011.

12/20/2011 - 6:07pm

On January 10, 2012, the Farm Energy Parters Network will host the Annual Ag Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center. Renewable energy options for farms and greenhouses will be high on the list of agenda topics at the show. 

12/19/2011 - 2:47pm

On December 2, 2011, the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched  the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) initiative aimed at advancing clean energy generation in Indian Country.

The initiative provides federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native governments with technical assistance to accelerate clean energy project deployment.

11/30/2011 - 6:26pm

On January 25, 2012, Maine Clean Communities will hold a workshop for fleets focused on biodiesel as a transportation fuel. Attendees will hear from experienced Maine fleet operators who are using biodiesel in blends of 5% to 40% or greater.

The workshop will also address the basics of biodiesel including:

11/29/2011 - 3:35pm

From now until December 31, 2011, the editors of and Renewable Energy World North America magazine are accepting nominations for their annual Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards. Let's put Maine on the map.

11/29/2011 - 1:12pm

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has announced that BioProcess Algae, LLC, a Portsmouth, Rhode Island-based company that designs, builds, and operates commercial scale bioreactors that enable efficient, economical cultivation of algae, has become the founding member of the Laboratory’s newly-launched Corporate Affiliate Program (CAP).

11/20/2011 - 3:25pm

On November 15, 2011, The Environmental and Energy Technology Council (E2Tech) and its partners held an event heralded as the launch of Maine's Clean Tech Corridor. While it was safe to witness this launch from a mere distance of 5 feet or so, the potential economic power of the Clean Tech Corridor may be formidable, indeed.