By Tim Kowols
It appears a partially state-funded biogas plant will not be coming to Kewaunee County after the state public service commission selected a proposal slated for Brown County on Friday. The Kewaunee County proposal, according to a memo released by the PSC, was applied for by U.S. Venture, Inc. under the title Gemini Consortium. No specifics on where the plant would have been located, but the over $55 million project would have consisted of seven consortium members and served approximately 30,000 animal units spread out over 11 dairy operations. Kewaunee County Board member Lee Luft says he is relieved the project is not coming because of a lack of input from local officials.
BC Organics, LLC’s $60 million Green Pastures Bio Energy Center (291.60 points scored) was chosen among the five government agencies tasked with picking the proposals while considering a number of different factors. The Kewaunee County project (213.1) and an Agri-Waste Energy Operations proposal for St. Croix County did not reach the required score of 235 points to be considered. A representative for U.S. Venture could not be reached. You can read the full memo online with this story.