Energy News Network mentions FBRI in article on biodiesel use in Northeast

The University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) was mentioned in the Energy News Network article, “Northeast heating oil industry looks to biodiesel to reduce carbon emissions.” The Northeast heating oil industry plans to begin pressing New England states to mandate certain standardized levels of biodiesel content in home heating oil, according to the article. Bangor-based Biofine Developments Northeast has been working on a biofuel made from wood waste, the article states. FBRI successfully tested the fuel in an institutional boiler used to heat the University of Maine at Presque Isle campus, according to Hemant Pendse, FBRI director and a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering.