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Canadian company looking at Maine sites for biorefinery

Ensyn Corp., a Canadian company that creates fuels from forestry biomass, is exploring potential sites in Maine to locate a biorefinery capable of transforming 400 tons a day of low-grade wood into...

Chlorine leak at Baileyville mill sends several people to hospital

A leak of toxic chlorine dioxide at the Woodland Pulp mill in Baileyville affected 16 contractors and two employees, sending several to the hospital.

Here's what Gov. LePage and others are saying about Sappi's $165M investment

James McCarthy |

There haven't been too many good news headlines for Maine's pulp and paper industry in recent years, given the closures of six mills since 2014. So it's not surprising that Sappi Ltd.'s announcement...

Demolition begins at GNP mill in East Millinocket

Demolition work at the former Great Northern Paper Co. mill in East Millinocket began this week.

Sappi Ltd. announces $165M investment at Skowhegan mill

James McCarthy |

Sappi Ltd., the South African company that owns two paper mills in Maine, announced in Johannesburg today it will invest $165 million in Paper Machine No. 1 at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory signs partnership with UMaine


The University of Maine has signed a letter of intent with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to partner in the development of forest-based biomaterials for use in...

Road map for struggling biomass industry?

James McCarthy |

A commission created by the 127th Legislature to study the economic, environmental and energy benefits of Maine's biomass industry has delivered its final report to two legislative committees with 15...

First chapter in comeback story for rural Maine?


Maine's struggling forest products industry, which has been hit hard by the closure of six pulp and paper mills in the past three years, is getting a $1 million boost from the federal government to...

Maine Pulp and Paper Association folds

James McCarthy |

The Maine Pulp and Paper Association, a 50-year-old trade organization, informed its members Jan. 13 that it was disbanding immediately.

'Road map' for strengthening state's forest economy sets nine priorities


Stakeholders in Maine's $8.5 billion forest products industry unveiled this week a nine-point strategy to attract capital investment and develop new opportunities in that sector that will sustain...