From NewsCenter Maine
Maine’s Department of Economic and Community Development says it is starting to partner with companies as the commercialization biofuels progress in Maine.
“It’s really about diversification of our heritage industries,” says Commissioner Heather Johnson. “We have a bunch of wood residuals… to support long term reductions in greenhouse gases and additives to fuel products.”
Wood-based biofuel is about 60% lower on greenhouse gas emissions than traditional diesel fuel, according to Johnson. “It will help support and strengthen other uses for wood products in the state. We think it is down the path of highest and best value for our natural resources, value-added jobs, as well as positive impact on climate change.”