Kind introduces bill to promote biogas

Monday, April 30, 2007

From a story on Wisconsin Ag Connection:

Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind has introduced legislation that would take billions of gallons of fossil fuels out of use by developing renewable energy from animal waste. The bill would provide tax incentives and guaranteed loans for small businesses to promote biogas, which is a substitute for natural gas created by the anaerobic digestion of animal waste and other organic bi-products.

"By providing modest federal support for this technology, we can jump-start the development of renewable energy from what is now regarded as waste," Kind said. "I recognize that biogas is just one part of our larger course to energy independence, but its one that will invest in rural communities, protect our environment from harmful greenhouse gases, and grow our economy."