Governor Doyle says China may do more tapping into Wisconsin’s water purification ability. Doyle has been meeting with Chinese leaders, including the mayor of Shanghai, about water technology from Wisconsin businesses and UW. He says there is has been interest from the local to national level as only 40-percent of China’s water is usable. This includes interest in making water clean, using the resource efficiently and returning it safely back into water ways.
On the final leg of his Asian tour Doyle met with the environmental protection department in Beijing and discussed alternative energy. The Governor also helped ink a deal in which Eau Claire based U-Fuel would sell oil tanks to China’s largest petroleum company.
Wisconsin may also play a larger role the food the Asian superpower consumes. Doyle says dairy use is on the rise in China as the culture become more urban, looking for sources of protein. Despite their local farms being able to produce dairy, the Chinese have been mainly limited to milk and powdered milk production. Doyle says the Chinese are very interested in developing more refined technology that Wisconsin could provide.