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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11/17/2011 - 3:26pm

A California company called HyperSolar, Inc. has developed a breakthrough technology to make renewable natural gas using solar power, water and carbon dioxide.

This renewable natural gas is a clean, carbon neutral methane gas that can be used as a direct replacement for traditional natural gas to power the world, without drilling or fracking, while mitigating CO2 emissions.

11/07/2011 - 5:11pm

On Novmber 3, 2011 Brunswick Landing and the E2Tech Council held an event to introduce the public to the clean energy redevelopment potential at Brunswick Landing and the vision for building the Brunswick Renewable Energy Center (BREC).

10/28/2011 - 3:25pm

University of Maine researchers have discovered a revolutionary process for creating biofuel from waste cellulose.

Researchers have long been interested in waste products as sources of biofuel. In Maine, those waste items could include treetops and limbs deemed by the forest products industry as unusable and often left behind in the woods.

10/28/2011 - 2:08pm

On October 27, 2011, a coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals announced a new citizens initiative to increase clean energy in Maine in order to increase energy independence, create jobs, control energy costs and cut pollution. The coalition has established a new group, Maine Citizens for Clean Energy, which is beginning to gather signatures for the November 2012 ballot.

10/26/2011 - 12:51pm

Several years ago, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce led out and created the “GoGreen Expo” to support the region’s emerging green and sustainability sectors.  This year, the Chamber will expand this popular event to include businesses from four "pillars", matched to Maine’s major emerging business sectors: Health & Wellness, Innovation &

10/21/2011 - 9:30am

The closing of the Brunswick Naval Air Station leaves behind over 3,000 acres of prime real estate with close to 2 million square feet of commercial and industrial space, a world class aviation complex, and 1,000 acres of open space.

10/12/2011 - 12:39pm

oil droplets shown on algae cells under a microscopeManufacturing biofuel from plant oils in single-celled algae is a growing focus of research in the development of environmentally sustainable energy sources, and it i

09/06/2011 - 9:53am

I've had a little slip of paper on my desk since June, reminding me to fill up our oil tank with biodiesel.  When I finally called my friendly B20 supplier in August, well, the phone was disconnected.  Not only that, the email bounced and the website had disappeared.  Bummer!

08/31/2011 - 4:43pm

"Maine Ahead" magazine has a great article in its August issue, entitled, "Roundtable: Energy Leadership" in which it interviews 5 of Maine's energy leaders, representing 5 different types of energy.

08/25/2011 - 4:02pm

The U.S. Department of Energy will host a webcast titled "Transforming Biomass into Feedstock” on Tuesday, August 30, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.