Maine wood pellet plant planned

Posted July 20, 2009, at 9:33 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci will attend the announcement of plans for a wood pellet manufacturing plant to be built in Burnham.

International WoodFuels of Portland says its plant will create up to 35 new jobs and produce up to 100,000 tons of premium pellets annually. The company says it wants to help to reduce the consumption of imported fossil fuels for large facilities throughout New England through renewable energy.

The announcement of plans for the wood pellet plant will be Tuesday in Portland.

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