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Maine governor visits Great Northern Paper mill as company reveals plans for wood pellets

Mon, Oct 24, 2011
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EAST MILLINOCKET, ME, Oct. 24, 2011 (Bangor Daily News) -Gov. Paul LePage heralded the revival of the Main Street paper mill on Monday as mill owners announced plans to hire another 225 workers and begin producing glossy supercalendered paper and torrefied wood there and in Millinocket as early as January 2013.

LePage complimented Cate Street Capital of Portsmouth, N.H., for creating the new Great Northern Paper Co. even as company officials discussed their ambitious new plans.

Cate Street engineers are designing one of five torrefied wood-producing machines for location at the company's East Millinocket and Millinocket paper mills, the officials said. Torrefied wood resembles wood pellets except that it burns at a one-to-one ratio with coal and doesn't have coal's pollutants.

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