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300,000MT per year heat-based phytosanitation facility begins work

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Work is to start on a 300,000MT per year heat-based phytosanitation facility for biomass fuel-grade wood chips located 13 miles from Port of Searsport, Maine.

Aeon Energy Solutions, Alabama, announces the start of work on a 300,000MT heat based phytosanitation facility. Phase I processing equipment will be provided by TDC designer and EPC Contractor of Topeka, Kansas designers of Heavy Industrial Dehydration products for over 75 years. Commissioning of the facility is presently planned for summer 2020 with first shipments to a substantial European core client commencing Q2 2020.

“Everyone involved in this project is very excited to see the end results of several years of development, strategy and hard work by a group of dedicated individuals. Maine is the perfect location for this heat-based phytosanitation operation because of its vast wood basket and proximity to Europe. The facility carries a small carbon footprint as the facility is run on waste steam and electricity provided by an existing MSW (waste) to energy power station. The biomass wood chips will be compacted mechanically to create a high density product for efficient stowage and economical shipping. There is still a quantity of sanitized wood chip product available from Phase I operations, as of the date starting in 2020,” states Joseph Majka President of Aeon Energy Solutions.