Bangor developer aims to bring biorefinery, jobs to former Lincoln mill site

A Bangor-based developer of alternative fuels derived from wood waste is looking to locate a biofuels refinery on the former Lincoln Paper and Tissue site in Lincoln — and potentially create 200 jobs there.

Biofine Developments Northeast Inc. of Maine, the town of Lincoln and the Lincoln Lakes Innovation Corp. last week announced a tentative agreement to locate Biofine’s industrial-scale development on the former mill site.

“We have received the most constructive and productive response from the town of Lincoln,” Biofine’s founder and CEO, Steve Fitzpatrick, said in a news release. “We believe our project will be an engine for economic growth in the community, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”