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April 26, 2015
The public will have an opportunity Monday night to learn more about plans to build a processing plant in Hampden that would turn the region’s trash into biofuel.
During Monday’s meeting, set for 7 p.m. at the Hampden town office, the Municipal Review Committee, a group representing the trash disposal interests of 187 Maine communities, and its Maryland-based partner, Fiberight LLC, will present their plans to develop a $60 million state-of-the-art solid waste recycling and processing facility in Hampden.
The Municipal Review Committee’s leaders started looking for alternatives more than five years ago because they believe that the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co., of which it is part owner, will not be profitable after 2018, when lucrative agreements for the electric power it generates expire.
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