Fiberight waste-to-energy site to convert tons of trash to energy or recycling

When the Fiberight Corp. waste-to-energy plant goes online in Hampden later this year, it’s going to take on an awesome task — converting 80% of the waste it takes in either into renewable energy or recycling it. On average, more than half the waste Americans produce goes into landfills.

It will process 180,000 tons of municipal trash a year from 115 municipalities once it’s fully operational. What will come out is clean cellulose, bio-gas, plastics and engineered fuel, metals, waste paper and corrugated cardboard.

Source:  Mainebiz.biz

American Jobs Project: Offshore wind could support 2,100 Maine jobs annually 

Maine’s offshore wind potential and the expertise it’s already gained through the Maine Aqua Ventus project is a “significant economic opportunity for job growth” that could support an annual average of more than 2,100 jobs through 2030.

That’s the conclusion of “The Maine Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Offshore Wind,” a 57-page report released today by the American Jobs Project, a nonprofit based in Berkeley, Calif., that identifies economic opportunities for each of the 50 states based on its unique innovation ecosystem, access to capital, workforce development, value chain build-out and local market growth.

Source:  Mainebiz.biz