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USDA Rural Development Attends Ribbon Cutting for New Anaerobic Digester in Brown County

Tegan Griffith
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Greenleaf, Wis., November 10, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Wisconsin Julie Lassa today joined representatives of Dynamic Renewables, Miron Construction, Live Oak Bank and others at a ribbon cutting to celebrate completion of BC Organics, a new anaerobic digester in Brown County.

“The USDA, under the Biden-Harris Administration, supports innovative biobased projects that spur economic development, create new jobs and provide new markets for farm commodities in rural America,” said Lassa. “The loan guarantee program being utilized by BC Organics achieves this while also helping to protect the environment.” [Audio: Mp3, 18 seconds, 429KB]

USDA Rural Development’s Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program provided a $104 million loan guarantee to construct the first-of-its-kind commercial biorefinery. The total project cost is upwards of $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 biobased products.

The project consists of 16 digesters which will produce renewable natural gas (RNG), fiber bedding, and clean water. BC Organics will serve 11 multi-generational, local farms in the dairy market, both large and small.

This project supports USDA’s Strategic Goals one and five; Combat Climate Change to Support America’s Working Lands, Natural Resources and Expand Opportunities for Economic Development to Improve Quality of Life in Rural and Tribal Communities.

To learn more about investment resources for rural areas, interested parties should contact our Wisconsin USDA Rural Development office at 715-345-7600 or wi-rd-stateoffice@usda.gov.

Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety, and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, Tribal, and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov/wi.

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