Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU) commissioners, and leadership staff, visited the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 to discuss the Manitowoc Refuel Renewable project with our elected officials. This project began in 2021 and entails refueling our two primarily fossil fuel-fired boilers to run exclusively on Wisconsin-recognized 100% renewable densified fuel pellets. These pellets are made from local non-economically recyclable industrial paper and plastic waste that otherwise be landfill-bound.
MPU representatives were fortunate to be able to meet with Governor Evers’s office, Senator Devin LeMahieu, and three Assembly members; David Steffen, Paul Tittl, and Shae Sortwell. These constructive meetings were an opportunity to share the success we’ve had refueling Boiler 8 to run on 100% renewable fuel pellets and gain support as we continue working towards refueling Boiler 9. We’re grateful for the positive reception from our elected officials and look forward to sharing more project success with them in the future.