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The Biogas Opportunity in Wisconsin

The Biogas Opportunity in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Bioenergy Institute

Gary Radloff

January 01, 2012

Wisconsin can create wealth and jobs by building a new energy economy. Now is the time to transition the old energy economy – built on coal and petroleum – to homegrown energy sources like biogas and biomass to create power, heat and alternative fuels.

Each year, Wisconsin sends approximately $18.6 billion out of state to meet its fossil fuel energy needs. Millions of dollars can be shifted to state revenues through a strategic state energy policy that includes biogas and biomass systems.

The Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative has published a strategic plan to allow business leaders and policymakers discuss how to make it happen.