Biomass project concerns threaten reopening of Munksjo paper mill in Massachusetts

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Biomass project concerns threaten reopening of Munksjo paper mill in Massachusetts

July 21, 2010 - 05:00
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WORCESTER, MA, July 21, 2010 (Local News) -Just over one year ago Munksjo Paper Co. in Fitchburg closed its factory and laid off 100 workers.

There was a glimmer of hope in the announcement, however.

The company had plans to build a biomass heat and electricity plant on its site, which would burn wood chips to produce electricity and heat for the factory's operations. The decrease in energy costs by producing power independently would allow the plant to reopen and possibly hire back its workers.

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