By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee County officials will be keeping a close eye on how a biodigester project in southern Brown County takes shape over the next several years. The state Public Service Commission awarded a $15 million Focus on Energy grant to BC Organics LLC to develop a biodigester in the town of Holland, beating out two other proposals including one by U.S. Venture involving farms in Kewaunee County. Kewaunee County chairperson Robert Weidner believes the private sector could still develop a biogas plant in the area, but until then, officials can learn from what happens in Brown County.
Kewaunee County commissioned a study on developing a potential biodigester system in the area, which was completed by Dynamic Concepts, LLC in 2016.