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Community Engagement News

December 2014

ReEnergy Biomass Facilities in Northern Maine Donate Toys to “Toys for Tots” Program

The employees at ReEnergy Ashland biomass facility purchased more than 70 toys this holiday season to benefit the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

“At ReEnergy, we feel it is important to work with our neighbors to make our communities stronger,” said Facility Manager Mark Thibodeau. “Charitable giving and involvement in community groups is a central part of our commitment to our neighbors. This was a very rewarding experience for our northern Maine team.”

The value of the toys was estimated at approximately $1,000.

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

About ReEnergy Ashland  – ReEnergy Ashland generates renewable energy from responsibly harvested green forest residue biomass. They are capable of producing approximately 544,000 MWh of electricity each year — enough to supply nearly 71,000 homes. The facility employs approximately 50 people in northern Maine, but support hundreds of additional jobs in the region.

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November 2014

Energizing Students

Re-Energy guide Scott Folnsbee, operations and maintenance manager at ReEnergy Stratton, explains how a biomass plant works to Maya Caron, Lyndsey Brassil, Turrin Mondor and their eighth grade Stratton School classmates. The class has been learning about forms of energy this fall by spending time researching different forms of energy and the pros and cons of each. Recently they took their studies one step forward by visiting Re-Energy to see how wood chips are used to create energy. According to Paula Stevens, the students saw first hand a working power plant in action and were impressed with the fuel yard and the size of the equipment used to move the chips around. (Vicki Collins photo)

November 2014

Local Food Pantry Receives Donation from ReEnergy

Mark Bossie and Matt McLaughlin of ReEnergy, presented a $200 donation to Stephen Lewis of Friends Helping Friends; a local food pantry in Fort Fairfield, Maine.  Mr. Lewis informed us that they will be using the donation to purchase dinner items for families within their community who are in need of assistance during the holiday season.  At (left) Matthew McLaughlin –  ReEnergy Fort Fairfield Maintenance Manager; (middle) Stephen Lewis- Friends Helping Friends; (right) Mark Bossie – ReEnergy Fort Fairfield Operations Manager.