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

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by UMainah, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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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.

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  2. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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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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  5. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    One added benefit is the pellets are waterproof too.
  6. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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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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