300,000-ton export pellet plant for Maine
Oct 25, 2011, Baldwin, Maine - A wood products company plans to build an $80 million pellet manufacturing plant that would send most of its output 45 km by rail to Portland for export to Europe.
The venture would be the first in the Northeast to ship wood
pellets overseas, opening a new market for Maine's young but growing
pellet industry, according to a report in the Morning Sentinel.
F.E. Wood & Sons hopes to start construction next year at a site
off Route 113, next to a state-owned rail line that runs between
Fryeburg and Portland.
The mill would have capacity to make 300,000 tons a year, about 70 percent of it produced for export.