Clean Fuel Partners was invited to meet with the Clean Lakes Alliance’s Committee for Strategic Implementation last week. This committee is comprised of Clean Lakes Alliance staff members, County officials, representatives from the City of Madison as well as concerned citizens and UW professors.
Clean Lakes Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the improvement and protection of the lakes, streams and wetlands in the Yahara Watershed. Through community support, advocacy and education, CLA is working to restore and protect our lakes for future generations.
Clean Fuel presented our business philosophy to the group: how we provide a business solution to an environmental problem. Improvements to the facility were shared, along with the fact we recently generated 2 megawatts of power. We shared thoughts about how we are going to improve the facility and outlined options of possibilities for use of the gas down the road. Questions about the facility’s reliability and safety were raised, and answered.
A conversation was also had about how we can engage the community by creating communications that share how good anaerobic digesters are for the Yahara Watershed. The group engaged in a brainstorming session that generated some interesting ideas including a social media campaign, a ‘Digester 101’ program in conjunction with Clean Lakes Night School series, as well as presenting at Clean Lakes annual breakfast in May.
We look forward to developing and enriching our relationship with the Clean Lakes Alliance. Clean Fuel is dedicated to protecting the Yahara Watershed by removing phosphorus at our current facilities while looking for additional opportunities in Dane County.