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How Public Investments Made Our Project Possible

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

How Public Investments Made Our Project Possible

What do the Internet, microchips, and GPS units have in common? Give up? They’re all great ideas that have changed modern life as we know it, and they all began with the public and private sector working together. At GreenWhey Energy, we certainly don’t put ourselves in the same league as these life-altering inventions, but we do think our waste-to-energy model is a pretty smart idea. And the truth is, just like those inventions, the state of the art facility we’re building today wouldn’t have been possible without the help of programs at the state, federal, and local...

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Ready For Liftoff

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Ready For Liftoff

We’re closer than ever to making our vision of sustainable wastewater management a reality. Over the last few weeks, we’ve moved beyond the construction of our building and the placement of our equipment into the final stage of the start-up process: testing our entire process flow for functionality. Basically, we’re making sure that the facility we have neatly designed on paper will actually work like it’s supposed to in real life. To do that, we’re going through our entire process, system by system, to ensure that everything is in working order. We’re...

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GreenWhey Energy: Not Just for Dairies Anymore

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

GreenWhey Energy: Not Just for Dairies Anymore

We like our name at GreenWhey Energy. It helps us describe what we do in under three words, something that’s especially important for a business as complex as our own. There’s just one problem: It leaves out soy, a food product that will supply up to a third of our anaerobic digestion process. Just this year, we inked a deal with World Food Processing to handle the high strength waste stream from their Turtle Lake soy processing facility. Their plant will supply us with 150,000 gallons per day of high strength wastewater, nearly a third of our 500,000-gallon capacity. Just like...

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GWE Is the First of Its Kind. So What Does That Mean?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

GWE Is the First of Its Kind. So What Does That Mean?

At GreenWhey Energy, we’ve written that our facility will be the “first of its kind” in the United States. But what do we mean by that, exactly? Certainly we don’t mean we’re the first anaerobic digester; there are already more than 100 of the systems operating in Wisconsin alone. We’re not even the first facility to take in wastewater from cheese manufacturers; a handful of municipal and industrial facilities are doing just that across the country (though there is room for many more). No, what makes us unique is our scope  and our business model. As far...

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Check Out Our Construction Site from Above

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Check Out Our Construction Site from Above

Searching around Google Maps today, we noticed that the GreenWhey Energy construction site is now visible via satellite. Judging by the early progress (and the green grass) this image looks to have been taken sometime last summer. We’ve come a long way since then, but with the roof not yet in place you can get a good look at the layout of our facility. See those two large rectangles in the middle? That’s where the two large digester reactors are currently located. These reactors will be the central point of our entire facility. Organic compounds there will break food waste down...

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