Comments for: Maine wood pellet companies rewarded by USDA for efforts in biofuels

Posted Aug. 02, 2012, at 5:19 p.m.

BANGOR | Three Maine wood pellet manufacturing companies have received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to encourage the production of advanced biofuels from waste products. Geneva Wood Fuels of Strong received $2,236, Maine Woods Pellets Co. of Athens was awarded $6,277 and Northeast Pellets of Ashland received …

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  • Anonymous

    Wow 624$, thats a great show of support. These days thats not much. If this were a more untested type of technology the funds would have been tens of thousands. I guess throwing money at tried and true energy savers like pellets is too boring. Lets throw millions at chinese made solar panels instead

  • Anonymous

    Nice for the companies, but why are taxpayers funding anything?  The companies are making products that people are buying.  

    • Anonymous

       Right! If businesses can’t make it without Taxpayers dollars, maybe it’s time for them to close their doors.

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