I just can’t think of anything finer than to make power for our public buildings from the local dump—er, landfill---er, solid waste transfer station.

Waste to Energy Blog Posts

Waste-to-Energy in Maine

Call it what you like: waste-to-energy, cogeneration, combined heat and power.  These technologies hold great potential for producing home-grown energy in Maine.  We invite Maine's experts in this field to tell us what they are working on so we can learn from their examples.

Janbacher engines in the waste-to-energy plant at Pine Tree Landfill in Hampden, Maine

The engine room at Pine Tree Landfill's Waste to Energy Plant in Hampden. Photo courtesy of Casella.

08/22/2012 - 10:09am

CowOn the Stonyvale Farm in Exeter, Maine, a fifth-generation family farm has made an interesting business decision.

07/29/2012 - 12:17pm

Landfill gas-to-energy plant at Penobscot Energy Recovery Corp in Hampden, MaineIf you are a landfill operator thinking about harvesting energy from the methane and other gases produced in your landfill, you

05/03/2012 - 5:18pm

What is Drain Water Heat Recovery?

Here is one energy saving device you may not have discovered yet; it can be used in both domestic and commercial drains to recapture thermal energy that usually goes literally down the drain.

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 - 1:07pm

The Hydrogen Energy Center will present a talk at its February 9 meeting that will address this and other questions.

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.

12/20/2011 - 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.

11/20/2011 - 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.

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).