Millinocket - Carbon Sequestering Wood Based Building Materials Manufacturer Coming to Town

Lock up the carbon in wood products Maine can sell rather than fecklessly  attempting to avoid CO2 emissions by desecrating Maine with wind turbines.

  • Wood: The only fully renewable heavy duty building material. No waste in production of CLT products.
  • A growing forest absorbs 1.4 tons of carbon for every ton of wood produced, and harvested trees sequester carbon in its solid form. A building constructed with 100m3 of CLT offsets the equivalent annual emissions of 470 cars. Life cycle assessments (LCA) show that wood has the lowest environmental impact of all the building materials and has the unique virtue of being the only building material that is 100% sustainable.
  • While most people are aware that North American forests help to address climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, less well known is the fact that wood products continue to store carbon, thus keeping it out of the atmosphere indefinitely. Substituting wood products for fossil fuel-intensive alternatives also results in significant amounts of “avoided” greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Responsible harvesting of our timber resources makes a mature tree an exemplary product to use in most facets of our vast building industry.

http://www.lignaterra.com/clt/

BDN: Latest bid to revive shuttered Katahdin mill promises 100 jobs

A North Carolina investor plans to create more than 100 jobs by becoming Maine’s first manufacturer of a composite wood strong enough to replace concrete and steel in high-rise buildings............Some European composites structures are close to a dozen stories tall. Use of the wood can decrease construction time by a third, company officials said...............

http://bangordailynews.com/2018/02/13/business/latest-bid-to-revive...

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 13, 2018 at 8:14pm

Now they are moving to laminated woods? 

Ahhh.... The trees are too small now to make real timbers. 

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010  http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?"  http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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