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Bio Industry Basics #1: Proposed Biomass Plant Better for Environment and Economy

We Energies has proposed building a new biomass power plant in Rothschild, WI as a clean alternative to coal.  Burning low-quality and unusable wood and paper waste from the nearby Domtar paper mill, the plant would provide a boost to Wisconsin’s economy and its environment.  Here are a few facts:

  • Burning wood waste is nearly carbon neutral because the carbon dioxide generated is about equal to the amount a tree consumes during its life, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
  • The $250 million facility would create 150 permanent jobs and 400 temporary jobs during construction, and help make the Domtar mill more efficient.

“Bio Industry Basics” is a series of weekly facts from the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance highlighting the positive benefits of bio fuel, bio power, and bio products production and use in Wisconsin.

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