Dane County seeks bids for Cow Power Project

Posted on April 7, 2009. Filed under: Biomass, Digesters |

quantumcows-lo-resFrom an article in The Capital Times:

You better get a mooove on if you want to bid on constructing Dane County’s $18 million cow waste conversion machines.

Dane County issued requests for proposals Monday for a community manure digester facility that would be built in Waunakee.

The digester, dubbed by County Executive Kathleen Falk as the county’s Cow Power Project, would convert manure into fuel to produce “green” electricity, as well as keep phosphorus out of area lakes and streams so algae has less of a chance of fouling the waters.

Falk has $1 million in the 2009 county budget for the manure digester project.

Gov. Doyle also supports digesters, announcing in March he wanted state funding for two community digesters.

The State Building Commission went along with the governor and included $6.6 million in the capital budget for the project.

The county and the state are also seeking federal stimulus money and private investment to get the project to move forward.


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