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.Permalink + Share This