Wisconsin Circular Bioeconomy Workshops

A collage of switchgrass growing in a field, an overvhead view of a wastewater treatment plant, an anaerobic digestion facility, and biofuel hydrolysate fermenting A robust, circular, bio-based economy would create jobs, help decarbonize Wisconsin industries, and promote statewide rural economic development.

WEI is hosting a series of workshops around the state that will help lay the groundwork for the development and growth of a circular, bio-based economy in Wisconsin. Funded by a $125,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), the workshops will bring together and facilitate collaboration between the diverse stakeholders in the circular bioeconomy ecosystem, in which renewable and waste resources are used as raw materials, substituting biomass-based and recycled carbon for fossil carbon in energy and products.

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator program logoThese workshops will connect agricultural and forestry producers, technology innovators, industry, and policymakers to identify and explore the economic gaps and opportunities and establish the stakeholder networks that are critically necessary to developing a robust circular bioeconomy.

Workshops to date have been held on three key new and emerging areas of the bioeconomy: Renewable Natural Gas, Carbon Management, and Sustainable Aviation Fuels and Biobased Chemicals.

The upcoming May and June workshops will review and prioritize learnings from each of the earlier workshops that were held on these major areas of the bioeconomy. We will also discuss interest in future meetings and a possible ongoing organization to continue to share knowledge and develop stakeholder connections in the bioeconomy. These workshops will be held in-person only and will share the same agenda. It is recommended that you attend only one of these workshops. There is no cost to attend the all-day workshops and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required and space may be limited.


These events are presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Biogas Council, the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, and the Wisconsin Technology Council.

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Past Workshops