In July 2016, The Maine Department of Environmental Protection issued permits to the state’s Municipal Review Committee and Fiberight to build a new waste management plant in Hampden. And despite Penobscot Energy Recovery Company’s appeal that challenged Fiberight’s permits, construction of Fiberight’s new $69 million, 144,000-sq.-ft. waste-to-energy (WTE) facility began in October 2016.
Now, Fiberight has been granted with a $45 million, tax-exempt bond from the Finance Authority of Maine to help construct and operate its new WTE facility, which will convert trash from more than 115 communities into biogas.
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The Finance Authority of Maine has agreed to back a future waste-to-energy plant in Hampden by providing access to $45 million in tax-exempt bond money.
Maryland-based Fiberight LLC asked FAME for the bond to help construct and operate a $69 million project in Hampden and to get the best interest rate, according to CEO Craig Stuart-Paul. The bonds are treated as government securities and are tax exempt under federal law.