23 Feb Wisconsin's ethanol boom sputters, stalls
Some ethanol plants were announced with a big splash, including a YouTube video featuring former Gov. Tommy Thompson.
But now, Wisconsin’s ethanol and biodiesel industries face some financial messes.
The state’s largest ethanol plant, Renew Energy in Jefferson, has filed for bankruptcy. A proposed $195 million plant that Thompson, one of the company’s directors, touted for Walworth County hasn’t been able to get adequate financing.
Construction of a biodiesel refinery in Rock County was started and then halted after a bank pulled out of the deal.
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