MILWAUKEE – Earlier tonight, President Bush called for what will amount to
more than a five-fold increase in the production of American renewable fuels
such as ethanol.
“The use of renewable fuels like ethanol and bio diesel will help reduce our
dependency on foreign oil and position Wisconsin as a leader nationally when it
comes to production,” said Joshua Morby, Executive Director of the Wisconsin
Bio Industry Alliance.
“We are encouraged that President Bush chose to highlight how important bio
based fuels are to our country,” Morby said. “We’re also encouraged by the
leadership Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has shown, and the commitment he
has made to make Wisconsin a leader in not only the production of bio fuels, bio
power, and bio products, but also the use and education of these products.”
“It’s important for people to remember that the bulk of Wisconsin’s ethanol
production didn’t come on line until 2002,” Morby said. “As the production of bio
based renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio diesel increases, it’s important to
educate consumers, lawmakers, and opinion leaders about the impact this has
on the Wisconsin economy.”
The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance is Wisconsin’s first-ever alliance of top
leaders in the Bio Industry focused on the development of bio based renewable
energy, power, and products in Wisconsin. A top priority of the Alliance remains
education and market development for Wisconsin’s bio fuels.
For more information about the Alliance, or to find out how to join, please visit our
website at www.wisconsinbioindustry.com.