As Washington debates the stimulus plan, Wisconsin's ethanol industry has their plans for more clean energy. Josh Morby, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bioindustry Alliance, says ethanol producers have applied for projects involving biopower generation which includes finding ways to generate power plants using renewable sources rather than non-renewable such as coal.
Ethanol is already a major part of the state's economy at "a billion dollar industry," according to Morby.
Morby says in the stimulus plan wish list lies the potential for job creation, something we've already seen here including in construction and operation of ethanol plants. Additionally, he says the value of local corn and grain production has increased.