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WBIA Touts Results of New Ethanol Study
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/01/2014

The leader of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance is praising a new study that highlights the impact ethanol is having on the state's economy. Citing figures from Fuels America, Josh Morby says the ethanol industry helps employ 6,000 people and indirectly generates $980 million in wages for the renewable fuel sector.

"In addition to protecting our environment, producing a clean, renewable motor fuel for our cars, ethanol is big business for Wisconsin," Morby said.

The study goes on to say that the renewable fuels industry in Wisconsin, including conventional and cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, and advanced biofuels, generates $4.2 billion of total economic output each year.

Morby says the ethanol industry in Wisconsin is part of a national effort that includes paid advertising and legislative outreach aimed at protecting federal policy.

"The Renewable Fuel Standard was responsible for millions of dollars of private investment that laid the groundwork for the kind of returns this study highlights," he adds.

The WBIA is made up of a diverse group of businesses, environmental groups and statewide organizations that support public and legislative awareness of the bio industry in Wisconsin.

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