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Dubuque unveils $10 million renewable gas plant

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL)-- The Dubuque Municipal Area Solid Waste Agency hosted a ribbon cutting event on Thursday, October 14 at their new $10 million renewable energy plant.

The plant produces renewable natural gas from the methane the Dubuque landfill produces. The renewed natural gas is being distributed by Black Hills Energy.

Funding for construction came from a partnership between Dubuque and a coalition of national and local companies. Multiple Dubuque city officials attended the event including Dubuque Mayor Roy D Buol. 

Mayor Buol has long had a platform based on sustainability and he felt this plant was a culmination of that.

“As I approach retirement from this public service role it is deeply gratifying to have this project completed and supporting our sustainable Dubuque principals.” he said during the press conference. “Smart energy use, resource management, and healthy air.”

The first barrels of renewable gas were pumped through the pipelines Thursday afternoon.

 

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