Wisconsin joins Midwest group to boost bio-based fuels

Friday, April 20, 2007

According to a story by Lee Berquist in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Wisconsin and 11 other Farm Belt states have formed a consortium aimed at promoting greater use of bio-based fuels and products.

The leader of the North Central Bioeconomy Consortium for the first two years will be Wisconsin Agriculture Secretary Rod Nilsestuen.

The announcement will be made formally today in Madison at a biofuels conference, where officials will also say that the new group has received $100,000 from the Energy Foundation of San Francisco to underwrite the venture.

The intent of the group is to collaborate and share research in the emerging market.

Read the group's press release here.