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Potawatomi tribe proposes biogas energy project


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Forest County Potawatomi tribe wants to build an $18 million renewable energy plant near its Milwaukee casino.

In its proposal filed with the city, the Potawatomi say the biogas digester would produce energy by using waste from the food processing industry. The plant would generate 2 megawatts of electricity which would be sold to We Energies. That's enough to power about 1,500 homes. It would also produce the electricity and heat for the Potawatomi casino.

Tribal attorney Jeff Crawford tells the Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/u4Hecb ) that area businesses are paying to have waste hauled away. The biogas project would turn that waste into green energy. The tribe plans to install silencers on the equipment to alleviate any noise concerns.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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APNP-12-08-11 0633CST

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