This year’s Wisconsin Biogas Conference is coming this summer. Save the date and join us for a FREE day-long conference of learning and collaboration in Eau Claire, WI on August 4th. The day’s events will include a series of panels and presentations led by industry experts who will apprise us on the myriad benefits and uses of biogas, opportunities for growth of biogas technologies and the industry, and exemplary case studies of biogas use. The day will then conclude with an informative and exciting tour of the Eau Claire Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The conference will take place from 8am to 5pm at the Chippewa Valley Technical College's Energy Education Center, located at 4000 Campus Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54703.
Please contact Clint Fandrich if you have any questions about this event.
Diesel Truck Idling Reduction G
The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) administers a grant program to reduce diesel truck idling. The program is designed to assist common, contract and private motor carriers in the purchase and installation of idling reduction technology. Motor carriers are eligible for up to 50% reimbursement for the purchase and installation of idling reduction equipment.
Applications for the program will become available on or around July 1, 2016.
Wisconsin Biogas Survey
The Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation is proud to present the results of the Wisconsin Biogas Survey, a comprehensive look into the state's robust biogas industry.
In total, OEI surveyed representatives from 146 facilities including the majority of those in each of four main industry sectors. The survey responses outlined four primary challenges:
· Need for proper maintenance and support for cost-effective and safe operation of electricity generators,
· Lack of inter-sector collaboration and information sharing,
· Insufficient revenue generation for successful biogas project implementation, and
· The establishment of and adherence to effective anaerobic digester system operation and maintenance procedures.
The report highlights the number of facilities in operation, the capacity of renewable energy produced, and potential solutions to key problems facing this industry. Wisconsin has long been a leader in use of biogas systems and anaerobic digester technology, and has also become home to numerous anaerobic digester design companies and affiliated businesses that support biogas systems and equipment. These businesses are important to the state's economy, and the use of biogas systems is recognized as a desirable way to produce and utilize renewable energy.
Download the document here.
Gundersen Health System's Educational Programs
Gundersen Health System, a previous WI SEO grant recipient, is providing leadership for the healthcare industry to demonstrate that "green" is a healthy, socially responsible and economically beneficial strategy. Having nearly reached its goal of meeting 100 percent of its energy needs in 2014 through the utilization of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, Gundersen Health system intends to share some of what it has learned throughout this journey in upcoming educational programs. To view these programs click here.
AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report for Wisconsin
The AAA's Fuel Gauge Report is updated daily and is the mostcomprehensive retail gasoline survey available. Click here to view today's prices.