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Solifor buys Somerset County timberlands

Solifor of Quebec City has purchased the 62,000-acre Ste-Aurelie Timberlands in Somerset County for $30 million.

Potential investor withdraws $5M loan offer to biomass company

Boston-based Arctaris Royalty Ventures Co-Investment LP withdrew its offer to to loan $5 million to Stored Solar LLC, owner of biomass power plants in West Enfield and Jonesboro. Most of the proposed...

Needing more workers, logging industry establishes first-ever training program

Laurie Schreiber |

After just three months in Maine's first post-secondary training program for mechanized logging equipment, Cody Dennison already has a couple of job options lined up with forestry...

UMaine gets $455K for 'mass timber' commercialization center


The University of Maine System has landed a $454,532 federal grant to create a center to accelerate the use of Maine-sourced timber and engineered wood composites in place of steel and concrete for...

NRCM warns: Lawsuit likely if commercial logging permitted in national monument


Lisa Pohlmann, executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, served notice to the Trump administration that allowing “commercial logging” in the Katahdin Woods and Waters...

Status of Stored Solar biomass plants uncertain

Stored Solar LLC has filed reports with the Maine Public Utilities Commission that show a significant decline in energy output and biomass purchasing over the second quarter of this year.

Canadian mining company eyes property near national monument


Wolfden Resources Corp., a mineral exploration company based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, plans to buy and mine property in northern Penobscot County that's near Katahdin Woods and Waters National...

Ashland's Northeast Pellets suffers catastrophic fire

A fire at Northeast Pellets mill in Ashland destroyed all of the 500 tons of bulk pellets stored in two silos.

Woodland Pulp says dam's cost outweighs its benefit

Woodland Pulp, the paper mill in Baileyville adjacent to the St. Croix River, is petitioning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to allow it to transfer ownership of the U.S. portion of the...

Ashland manufacturer moving red cedar shingle production to British Columbia

Ecoshel, the Ashland-based maker of cedar shingles, plans to move its red cedar shingle production to British Columbia.