Printer Friendly

WI Legislators Propose Changes to Ethanol Grant Program.

Government officials in Wisconsin recently reported that state representative Steve Freese and state senator Sheila Harsdorf have introduced a proposal calling for modifications to Wisconsin's Ethanol Producers Grant Program.

Under the current program, officials said ethanol producers, who are eligible for government grants during the first five years of production, have faced prorated payments and "uncertain payment schedules" as a result of decreased state funding.

Officials noted that the Freese-Harsdorf proposal calls for the elimination of the requirement to prorate payments and the appropriation of "various amounts on a sliding scale over an ethanol plant's first eight years of production."

"Wisconsin's developing ethanol industry is important to our rural economy," said Freese. "In order to retain existing ethanol producers and attract new ones, we need to offer incentives that will ensure the ethanol industry is strong in Wisconsin for years to come."

(WISCONSIN AG CONNECTION: 12/5)

Copyright (c) 2003 by EIN Publishing, Inc.
COPYRIGHT 2003 BCC Research
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2003 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Alternative Transportation Fuels Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U3WI
Date:Dec 9, 2003
Words:154
Previous Article:Gas Leak Causes Explosion at CNG Station in Pakistan.
Next Article:Manitoba Establishes Biodiesel Advisory Council.


Related Articles
North Dakota House Approves Ethanol, Biodiesel Subsidies.
Local WI Officials Question Above-ground Ethanol Tanks.
Serving constituents.
Proposes bill to support Delaware ethanol distribution.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters