Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU) was honored to welcome Congressman Glenn Grothman to MPU on Tuesday, March 14th for a tour of our power plant and to discuss our Manitowoc Refuel Renewable project. 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 would otherwise be landfill-bound.
MPU is proud to share this exciting, vitally important project with our legislatures. Primarily, this refueling is an effort to mitigate risk in an extremely volatile fuel market, but we also recognize efficiencies and benefits to our community in other areas including: cost control, sustainability, local control, and grid resiliency. We appreciate Congressman Grothman taking time to visit our community and learn about the ways we’re striving to make it better. To find out more about these benefits, or the project itself, please visit www.manitowocrefuelrenewable.org.