U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director of Rural Development for Wisconsin, Julie Lassa, today joined representatives from Dynamic Renewables, Miron Construction, Live Oak Bank and others at a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the completion of BC Organics, a new anaerobic digester in Brown County.
“The USDA, under the Biden-Harris administration, supports innovative bio-based projects that drive economic development, create new jobs, and provide new markets for agricultural products in rural America,” Lassa said. “The loan guarantee program used by BC Organics achieves this while helping to protect the environment.” [Audio: Mp3, 18 seconds, 429KB]
USDA Rural Development’s Biorefineries, Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Products Manufacturing Assistance Program provided a $104 million loan guarantee to build the first commercial biorefinery of its kind. The total cost of the project is over $140 million. The objective of the program is to support the development of new and emerging technologies to produce advanced biofuels (renewable natural gas), renewable chemicals and bio-based products.
The project includes 16 digesters that will produce renewable natural gas (RNG), fiber bedding and clean water. BC Organics will serve 11 local multi-generation dairy farms, large and small.
This project supports USDA Strategic Goals One and Five; Combat climate change to sustain America’s working lands and natural resources and expand economic development opportunities to improve the quality of life in rural and tribal communities.
To learn more about rural investment resources, interested parties should contact our USDA Wisconsin Rural Development Office at 715-345-7600 or [email protected]
Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunity, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This aid supports the improvement of infrastructure; Business development; lodging; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed Internet access in rural, tribal and very poor areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov/wi.
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