Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance: Didion Milling receives $5.6 million energy efficiency grant

Contact: Joshua Morby 414.791.9120

MILWAUKEE – Governor Doyle announced today that Didion Milling, a founding member of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA), would receive approximately $5.6 million to help finance the company’s energy efficiency projects.

The funds were provided from the US Department of Energy (DOE) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Didion Milling has also joined the Save Energy Now LEADER Program, committing to reduce its energy intensity by 25% over the next ten years.

“Members of the WBIA are not only committed to producing a clean, renewable, job-creating fuel, but promoting energy efficiency and conservation as well,” said Joshua Morby, Executive Director of the WBIA. “We applaud Didion’s leadership in committing to energy efficient manufacturing practices.”

Didion, which operates an ethanol facility in Cambria, was one of nine Wisconsin companies to join the LEADER program, established by the DOE.

The energy grant will help Didion optimize ring dryer and improve evaporator efficiency, allowing the company to substantially reduce its electricity and natural gas consumption.

The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance is a diverse group of businesses, environmental groups and statewide and local organizations that have come together to build both public and legislative awareness of the Bio Industry in Wisconsin.

For more information about the Alliance, or to find out how to join, please visit our website: http://www.wisconsinbioindustry.com.