7/26/2010: MESys Meets Industry Standards

The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules to take effect on December 16, 2010, which would hold heating and process boilers as “area sources of hazardous air pollutants” to extremely stringent emissions standards in commercial, industrial, and...

07/22/2010: Les Otten Meets Policymakers

Bethel, Maine – Les Otten, on behalf of Maine Energy Systems and the Maine Pellet Fuels Association, traveled to Washington DC last week for discussions on the Energy Bill currently before Congress. Otten met with Senator Olympia Snowe and her staff, and the staffs of...

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 heat...

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...