Torrefied wood pellet facility nears approval
September 5, 2012
By Bangor Daily News
September 5, 2012, Millinocket, ME — State officials are reviewing the second of two permits for a proposed $48 million torrefied wood pellet facility at the Katahdin Avenue paper mill site and expect to issue that permit by Oct. 1.
According to a Bangor Daily News article the Maine Department of Environmental Protection approved a land development permit for Thermogen Industries LLC’s proposed facility at the paper mill wood lot on Aug. 16, said Samantha Depoy-Warren, the department’s spokeswoman.
Department officials are reviewing the air-quality permit and expect to OK it by the end of September, Depoy-Warren said.
The land permit application “was in process with us for just 73 days and the department is proud of its timely but thorough review,” Depoy-Warren said in a statement. “It will allow for the development of the site and the creation of new jobs in an innovative industry in the Katahdin region.”
The Millinocket Planning Board approved the application about a month ago.
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