County breaks ground on project that would use cow manure, garbage to fuel cars

County breaks ground on project that would use cow manure, garbage to fuel cars
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Dane County is breaking ground on a project that would turn cow manure and garbage into fuel for cars.

The county is partnering with several energy companies and building a new facility. The location will be harvesting methane from manure and landfills and using it in fuel.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Thursday that construction of the facility will start soon.

“It’s critical on one hand that we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. And in order to get there, we have to have real nuts and bolts projects we can move forward with. And with partnerships like this, we’re moving forward,” Parisi said.

Designs of the facility are finished and officials hope to have the system up and running by spring of next year.

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