BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Planning Board Aug. 18 approved plans for an alternative fuel research and development facility in the industrial park.
SeaChange Group LLC plans to move into the building at 90 Heritage Park Road next month and begin research in October or November, according to Chief Science Officer Scott Eaton.
“Most of the fuels we use are bio-based,” Eaton said, noting that he could not elaborate too much on the company’s work at this point.
He said the challenge is to develop alternative fuels that look and act as much like petroleum fuels as possible so that they work in existing systems.
Tightening emission standards has created great demand for low- to no-emissions fuels.
Eaton said the company would be testing fuel emissions, effectiveness, cost and durability.
“Our goal is to make the use of sustainable energy sources practical by removing the financial barriers to being green,” according to the SeaChange website.