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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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Is GreenWhey Energy Worth Its Price Tag?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Like most businesses, we like to keep an eye on what people are saying about us. One common vein of discussion that has emerged in the comment sections of many stories on our project goes sort of like this: “cool project, but it sure seems like a lot money for the limited energy you’ll get out of it.” Hannah, commenting on BlissTree.com, perhaps best sums up this line of thought: Wow, that’s really cool. But I wonder how they got the funding approved. $28 million is a lot for a brand new project only to reach 3,000 homes and employ 13 ppl full time. Fair point, but it...

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Get the Latest on Our Construction Project

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Get the Latest on Our Construction Project

If anyone ever tells you it’s easy to build an anaerobic digester, don’t believe them. For months, construction crews have been working night and day to move our project forward. They’ve dug into frozen soil to lay our foundations, worked outdoors through some of the most frigid days a northern Wisconsin winter has to offer, and toiled in the sweltering heat of the summer. Today, thanks to their hard work and dedication, we’re within sight of the finish line. Basically everything we need to produce energy from waste water is built and in place. Our anaerobic digester...

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GreenWhey Energy Project Generates Nationwide Buzz

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

GreenWhey Energy Project Generates Nationwide Buzz

With challenges like climate change and water management becoming ever more apparent, people today are hungry for environmental success stories. We learned this firsthand with the positive response we received to a recent press release about our project. Newspapers, broadcasters, and web publishers throughout the country expressed interest, seeking to learn more about our waste-to-energy facility and its impact. Here’s a sampling of the some of the stories that have recently appeared about the GreenWhey Energy project: John Roach of NBC News explains how GreenWhey Energy’s...

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Welcome to the GreenWhey Energy Blog

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 1 comment

Welcome to the GreenWhey Energy Blog

This is an exciting time for the GreenWhey Energy team. For the past three years, we’ve been working hard to make our innovative waste-to-energy project a reality. We have worked with leading engineers, construction firms, financial consultants, government agencies, and innovators in the design of water treatment and electricity-generating equipment to build something never before seen in the dairy industry: an independent business that treats organic waste from multiple food producers and generates heat, fertilizer, and electricity. It’s been a long haul, but we’ve finally...

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