Potawatomi project will use food waste to make energy

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 by Industrial

One of Wisconsin’s signature industries — food and beverage processing — is getting a cutting-edge flavor in a new renewable energy project scheduled to start operating this week.

The project, located in the Menomonee River Valley, just west of the Potawatomi Bingo Casino, will convert food wastes into renewable energy, with the power to be sold to We Energies.

The developer of the $20 million project: the Forest County Potawatomi. The digester will produce 2 megawatts of electricity — enough to supply about 1,500 homes — that will be sold to We Energies.

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