Today, at the National Biomass Energy Day event in Fort Fairfield, Maine, ReEnergy and Biobased Maine announce a partnership to seek technology for co-location at one or all of ReEnergy’s biomass-to-energy facilities in Livermore Falls, Ashland, Stratton, and Fort Fairfield Maine. Biobased Maine will be administering the RFP, which can be accessed here: ReEnergy RFP
Biobased Maine’s role in this partnership is to assist in finding the most viable and commercially relevant technologies to co-locate at ReEnergy’s four Maine facilities and use wood, electricity, and other site-specific assets available there to manufacture new products. Examples of industries which could co-locate with ReEnergy’s facilities include biofuels, biobased chemicals, advanced biobased materials, as well as industries such as agriculture, aquaculture, algae, or other technologies that use biomass energy co-products (heat, steam, emissions).
Charlotte Mace, executive director of Biobased Maine, said: “We’re excited for this partnership with ReEnergy, which can lead to more good jobs for rural Maine. Maine’s forest industry is still strong, viable, and well-positioned to seek partnerships with emerging technologies. The time is right to use Maine wood that currently lacks markets to manufacture next-generation products the world is demanding.”
ReEnergy owns and operates four utility-scale renewable energy generating facilities in Maine (a 39-
megawatt biomass facility in Ashland; a 39-megawatt biomass facility in Livermore Falls; a 37-megawatt
biomass facility in Fort Fairfield; and a 48-megawatt biomass facility in Stratton.) These facilities use
locally sourced, sustainably harvested, forest-derived woody biomass as fuel, in addition to woody
biomass that is residue from mill operations. Each ReEnergy facility is capable of operating as part of a
Combined Heat and Power platform: Each is adjacent to undeveloped land that is available for lease or
sale, and companies locating on those parcels could make use of affordable electricity and/or steam
generated by ReEnergy’s facility.
Proposals will be due to Biobased Maine by 5 p.m. Nov. 30th, and selected prospective partners will hopefully be selected by Dec. 29th. Biobased Maine looks forward to managing this process and working with ReEnergy to recruit exciting new industry to Ashland, Fort Fairfield, Livermore Falls and Stratton, Maine.