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A New ‘Whey’ of Doing Business

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

A New ‘Whey’ of Doing Business

Businesses change. At GreenWhey, we know this as much as anyone. In our first year of operation, we’ve gone from being a regional wastewater treatment center serving a tight-knit network of cheese factories to thinking much broader. How can we expand upon our mission to make waste treatment clean and sustainable? What businesses in the region and the country might benefit from the services we provide? Where should we turn to get our message out? These are the questions we’re asking ourselves as we move into the next phase of our project. With that in mind, we’re rolling out...

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Putting the ‘Green’ Back in ‘Green Thumb’

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Putting the ‘Green’ Back in ‘Green Thumb’

It’s officially Spring here in northern Wisconsin. A time for cleaning up the house, breaking out the grill–and for many–planting a garden. Since gardening is a common pastime for the staff here at GreenWhey, we’re taking the opportunity to run a little experiment: take some biosolids from our wastewater treatment process, make a few different mixtures, and find out if it can help plants grow. It’s all part of our zero waste mission. In the effort of cleaning up process wastewater from cheese factories and other food processors, we harness energy to make heat and...

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Want to Create Jobs and Protect the Environment? Look No Further than Turtle Lake.

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Want to Create Jobs and Protect the Environment? Look No Further than Turtle Lake.

The battle emerging in Madison this week over proposed changes to phosphorus rules is a familiar one. A bill was introduced to delay state phosphorus rules. Businesses and municipalities incurring the costs of waste water management support the delay. Environmental groups advocating for clean water oppose it. Business vs. environmental groups. Economic development vs. a healthy environment. It’s the old cliché that has defined every environmental conflict since the invention of the steam engine: You can have a vibrant economy, or you can have clean air and water, but you can’t...

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GreenWhey Heads to Madison for ‘Ag Day at the Capitol’

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

GreenWhey Heads to Madison for ‘Ag Day at the Capitol’

Should we support the dairy business or the environment? It’s a question that constantly confounds politicians, regulators, and members of the business community seeking a balance between economic health and clean water. At GreenWhey, we think the answer is “all of the above.” It’s the message we’ll be spreading all day today at the “Ag Day at the Capitol” event in Madison. We’ll be meeting with legislators, business owners, and members of the public, telling them that balancing people, planet, and profit in our state’s largest industry is...

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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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