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State Legislature Proposes Renewable Energy Increases in Wisconsin by 2030.

Although you may be anywhere in the country or the world, we here at Big Ox Energy are headquartered in Wisconsin and thought that a post should be dedicated to some exciting recent happenings in the Wisconsin State Legislature during the week of February 28th. According to articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the [...]

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Renewable Energy. A Promising Vehicle?

There is a lot of talk in this day and age about alternative energy, sustainability, and saving the planet, but what are the options for renewable energy? Obviously, we here at Big Ox Energy are very interested, invested, and are believers in the benefits that utilizing Biomass to create Renewable Natural Gas can bring to [...]

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Organic Waste Recycling–Coming Soon to a Community Near You

Hennepin County Minnesota officials are pressing the city of Minneapolis to implement curbside recycling of organics.  After originally looking to increase the amount of organic waste they would incinerate, the Hennepin Energy Resource Company (HERC) switched gears and is instead looking to give the city of Minneapolis one year to implement a curbside recycling program [...]

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Massachusetts bans food waste

The state of Massachusetts unveiled new regulations two weeks ago requiring roughly 1700 institutions throughout the state to find alternative disposal solutions for food waste.  The new rules will require any business that disposes of at least one ton of organic material per week to ‘repurpose’ it. Any re-usable food must be donated or otherwise [...]

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South Sioux City, NE and Big Ox Energy

Landmark Agreement Signed Between City of South Sioux City and Wisconsin Based Big Ox Energy On Tuesday, January 28th, a memorandum of understanding was reached between the city of South Sioux City and Big Ox Energy to process future municipal waste water at a forthcoming bio-energy facility to be built in South Sioux City’s Roth [...]

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Waste not want not

It’s no secret that America, and for that matter, the planet, faces an energy crisis.  Maybe the issue isn’t at redline yet—we do keep the lights on and the heat blowing.  Still, in the face of indisputable evidence of manmade climate change, the issue of energy production and in particular the issue of reducing pollution [...]

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Sustainability Sustainability Sustainability……………..!!!

It is amazing how much we see and use the word sustainability today.  The area where it appears most is probably with big industry.  You can go to the web-sites of nearly any fortune 500 business and find pages dedicated to their sustainability initiatives.  Among their sustainability goals, you will find renewable energy, zero landfill, [...]

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Why ‘Big Ox’ Energy?

From Wikipedia.org: “The word “ruminant” comes from the Latin ruminare, which means ‘to chew over again’.  Ruminants are mammals that are able to acquire nutrients from plant-based food by fermenting it in a specialized stomach prior to digestion, principally through bacterial actions. The process typically requires regurgitation of fermented ingesta (known as cud), and chewing [...]

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What’s so new about Anaerobic Digestion?

The short answer is (wait for it…) nothing. Anaerobic digestion is a natural process that has been around since the beginning of life on earth.  As a technology, the process has been used for more than a hundred years as a means of breaking down waste matter so that water and sewage may safely be [...]

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Renewables AND Natural Gas

A lot of articles on the web juxtapose renewable energy—wind, solar, etc., with traditional carbon based i.e. fossil fuels. Often these discussions draw the line between them as if there is some sort of battle between fossil fuels and renewables. To some degree, they are on opposite sides of the energy debate. The consensus is [...]

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