Investing in biomass fuels will pay off for Wisconsin

Thursday, April 26, 2007

From an editorial in the Appleton Post-Crescent:

Ask the average person what comes to mind when he or she hears the phrase, "alternative fuel sources," and you'll probably hear about solar power, and wind power, and maybe even hydroelectricity.

"Manure" probably won't pop up in the conversation.

But that needs to change, according to Wisconsin firm Better Environmental Solutions, which produced a report that highlights the abundance of biomass available for energy use in the state. . . .

Even if the results only alleviate our reliance on petroleum or coal and biomass ethanol doesn't become a booming export, it could still generate perhaps billions in in-state economic activity and free up resources to continue the state's reinvention.