Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Contact: Joshua Morby 414.791.9120
Ethanol Industry helps employ 6,000 people and indirectly generates $980 million in wages for the renewable fuel sector
MILWAUKEE – A new study has shown that the renewable fuels industry in Wisconsin, including conventional and cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, and advanced biofuels, generates $4.2B of total economic output annually.
“In addition to protecting our environment, producing a clean, renewable motor fuel for our cars, ethanol is big business for Wisconsin,” said Joshua Morby Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance’s. “For too long the oil industry has spewed lies and misinformation about our industry. In partnership with other ethanol producers from across the country, we’re taking a stand.”
The ethanol industry in Wisconsin is part of a national effort that includes paid advertising and legislative outreach aimed at protecting federal policy.
“The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was responsible for millions of dollars of private investment that laid the groundwork for the kind of returns this study highlights,” said Morby.
For more information about the study and to find additional specifics about the impact it has on Wisconsin click here.
The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance is a diverse group of businesses, environmental groups and statewide and local organizations that have come together to build both public and legislative awareness of the Bio Industry in Wisconsin.
For more information about the Alliance, or to find out how to join, please visit our website: http://www.wisconsinbioindustry.com.
For audio files of Josh Morby’s quotes, click here.
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