Wisconsin's energy future may include more biobased fuels to reduce the state's reliance on imported oil and reinvigorate rural economies. A recent policy initiative, consortium and related bill from Madison explore ethanol use and production expansion and try to incorporate major industrial sectors into the alternative energy market.
"The ultimate objective [of the consortium] is to fin......Full article >>>
10 percent ethanol. That would effectively extend to the entire state the Environmental Protection Agency's current regulations in six southeastern Wisconsin counties. If passed, the law would increase Wisconsin's demand for ethanol and create another considerable market for corn and, potentially, for field residues corn stalks with little nutritional or commercial value.
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markets for agricultural and forest leftovers, integrated cooperatives manufacturing biobased energy and demand for more skilled labor. "That's one of the key drivers; it has the potential to reinvigorate a lot of rural Wisconsin," Meier said.
But ethanol is not without controversy. Critics of ethanol production denounce the fuel's net energy cost and exhaust of the ozone producing mole......Full article >>>
are profitable, but lead to different things over the next 10 to 20 years. And if Wisconsin can become a big producer of ethanol, we'll have a lot of advantages in that market," Meier said, hopeful the consortium and ethanol production can lead to a renewable and responsible energy future for Wisconsin.
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