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Wednesday
Jan112017

New Shipboard Phytosanitation Technology Supports Biomass Wood Chip Exports to EU

Maine’s Eastport Port Authority recently announced a series of licensing, financing, and construction agreements that will enable the near-term installation a shipboard phytosanitation system for treating mixed conifer biomass wood chip cargo at the port of Eastport. The heat-treating system eliminates pests and other pathogens in wood fibers before shipment and is designed to meet the European Union’s stringent phytosanitary import requirements and current USDA regulations. The decision paves the way for the export of bulk wood chips from Maine to the EU for use as biomass fuel as early as Spring 2017.

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