Biomass | Proposed Athens Biomass Plant Clears Hurdle
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Biomass | Proposed Athens Biomass Plant Clears Hurdle

ATHENS, Maine (AP) ” A $30 million biomass plant proposed for Athens has won certification from a state financing agency for $12 million in state tax credits, a step forward for a project that could mean saving or creating about 200 jobs and boosting the local tax base.

Athens Energy, an affiliate of Maine Wood Pellets Co., received certification for Maine New Markets tax credits from directors of the Finance Authority of Maine at the board’s meeting last week.

Bill Norbert at the finance authority tells the Morning Sentinel ( ) that he expects the credits to help leverage $30.3 million in investment in

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