01/08/2010: Herbert Ortner to speak in Bangor and Portland

Please join us in Bangor on January 19, or Portland on January 21 for “The Development and Future of Wood Pellet-Fired Central Heating in Western Europe and Maine,” a presentation to Maine homeowners and building professionals by Herbert Ortner.

11/24/2009: Renewable Energy Comes to Gould Academy

Gould Academy’s campus just got a little greener. Thanks to the help and generosity of Maine Energy Systems in Bethel and Austrian based company Okofen, Gould will heat its alumni relations building this winter with a wood pellet boiler. “We’re very excited to...

9/28/2008: The Forgotten Fuel

By: Elizabeth Gehrman Boston Globe magazine section When I finally finished the outrageously expensive gut-renovation of my two-family East Boston Cape in 2004, I was surprised and grateful to hear that the boilers, at least, could keep sputtering away for a few more...

07/24/2008: Don’t panic: Popular pellets plentiful

By: Sharon Kiley Mack Bangor Daily News EAST CORINTH, Maine – There are 300 tons of waste wood in enormous piles outside the entrance to the Corinth Wood Pellets LLC, leftovers from construction sites and sawmills. In a new storage facility nearby, 1,000 tons of...

07/28/2008: Data on home heating need to be reviewed

By BDN Staff Bangor Daily News We are facing a season of crisis in Maine. Last year we Mainers spent nearly $1.4 billion on home heating oil with expenditures approaching $2 billion likely this year. The vast majority of that money quickly leaves the Maine and U.S....

07/17/2008: Action is Heating Up at Maine Energy Systems

By Michael Daniels The Bethel Citizen TIME-HONORED HEATING SOURCE GOES HIGH TECH— Photo by Michael Daniels At last week’s workshop on wood-pellet furnaces, Eric Legacy of Bosch Thermotechnologies diagrams the range of water temperatures (vertical axis) maintained in...

05/20/2008: Task force Public Hearing

Governor’s Wood to Energy Task Force Announces Public Hearing The Governor’s Wood to Energy Task Force is holding a public hearing regarding the conversion of wood to energy in Maine. The hearing will take place Wednesday, May 28, at the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine...