By Tim Kowols
County leaders and residents will have to wait until Request for Proposals are turned in before they find out what a potential biogas plant could mean for their area. Over 100 people attended the state biogas project meeting in Luxemburg Monday afternoon to learn more about the projected $20 million investment Governor Scott Walker introduced in the county in November. Co-hosted by the Department of Natural Resources, Public Service Commission, and Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, Russ Rassmussen from the DNR says many of the details will not be sorted out until bidders turn in their RFP later this spring.
Many of the questions and comments from the audience were based on concerns for the project, ranging from air and water quality to a timeline for when local officials could weigh in with their opinions. Algoma resident Dick Swanson believes the biogas plant is not the solution for the area’s water concerns.
RFP bids are due back May 1 with the final selection being chosen in the summer. You can learn more about the state biogas project online with this story.