Bioenergy, Project Development, Wind Power

Renewable Energy Bill Could Benefit Cherokee Solid Waste Facility

[Sioux City Journal] …On Wednesday officials announced that a $52 million biodiesel plant to be built near Marcus, Iowa, would run on pellets converted from trash. On Thursday Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack signed a bill, Senate File 2381, that will provide renewable energy projects, such as a Cherokee County Solid Waste Commission facility which will produce the pellets, with tax credits similar to those that wind energy companies receive. A second bill, Senate File 2325, would directly infuse $250,000 into the solid waste commission project each year for 10 years. However, that bill is being held up in a Senate subcommittee. … The Senate will reconvene Monday.