Cate Street Capital Plans $80 Million Pellet Facility in Easport, Maine

UMainah Posted By UMainah, Feb 21, 2013 at 6:35 PM

  1. jtakeman

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    Sure can, But it may be a good while. The pellet furnaces are slim as it is. But down the road(unless we great something that is greener-more economical) I bet we see them. I image a corn furnace with some tweaks would do just fine with them. Seeing the corn furnaces are dead in the water with high corn prices, Its probably our best shot.

    If they are using green energy to do the torrifying? Yes, If they are using fossil fuels probably not. I imagine they are using the same wood to make the pellets to create the heat for the process.
     
  2. hossthehermit

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    Can you say Senator Susie ????????????
     
  3. subsailor

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    The process uses microwave technology to create the pellets.
     
  4. jtakeman

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    So electric might not be green if its produced from coal, or NG. But if its hydro-power it should be considered green. Our pellets require similar energy to be produced. They are still considered green AFAIK.

    Torrified pellets require more energy than a wood pellet. They are milled in presses first like standard pellets. Then they need the energy to torrifie them. But I guess the extra BTU's they produce is worth it for the plants. I do assume the cost is more than coal.
     
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    One added benefit is the pellets are waterproof too.
     
  6. SmokeyTheBear

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    Yup and going down that track I would have expected both Dicky/Lincoln and Quoddy to already be up and running alas neither is or likely to ever be. Both were multi decade political offerings (footballs) to gather votes for various politicians of the striped skunk variety.

    Like I said I'd love to see something happen down there but having seen what has transpired over the decades I'm not going to hold my breath while waiting.

    Hell, they even fought over a proposed LNG facility and various Aquaculture operations down that way.

    ETA: Just so everyone on here understands you are talking about my hometown.
     
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