09 Feb WBIA sees new opportunities with Charter Street Biomass Boiler
MILWAUKEE – Governor Doyle announced today that the Charter Street Heating Plant in Madison will be capable of burning 100% biomass thanks to a new biomass boiler to be installed at the plant.
“Wisconsin has the biomass resources necessary to make bio-based power a real option for power plants across the state,” said Joshua Morby, Executive Director of the newly formed Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance Bio Power team. “Today’s news will kick-start this emerging industry and make bio power generation a reality in Wisconsin.”
The boiler will be able to burn approximately 250,000 tons of biomass per year when it comes online in 2012. Currently, the plant burns over 100,000 tons of coal each year in order to heat and cool the UW-Madison campus.
“The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance Bio Power team is focused on creating opportunities and collaborating with partners involved in the bio power industry in Wisconsin,” Morby said. “We look forward to working with the Governor, utilities, and state agencies to help grow the bio power sector of our economy, create new, high-paying jobs, and improve our environment.”
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 .