Request for Proposals (RFP)

​The State of Wisconsin is exploring innovation in manure management that includes approaches to add efficiency to solids and liquids handling, decrease agricultural wastewater volumes, reduce hauling costs, improve the agricultural benefits of the materials that are land applied, address pathogens, and maximize the renewable energy benefits of anaerobic digesters. A successful proposal will involve the creation of a consortium of parties using contractual means to build, operate and maintain a system that includes renewable energy production, water treatment, pathogen reductions, and transport of manure to and from a centralized location, among other innovations suggested by applicants. Download the RFP

 

Watch this video to learn more about anaerobic digestion, biogas and integrated approaches to managing manure and organic waste resources in Wisconsin.

  

Project Timeline

The RFP was released on January 3, 2017, and is now accepting applications through July 3, 2017, with final award selection in the summer. Further details on the project timeline can be found on page 9 of the RFP.

Project News

Since the launch of the RFP, program administrators from PSC, DNR and DATCP have received several comments and suggestions about the Integrated Anaerobic Digester System program. Refer to the RFP for items that have been changed or clarified. Of most importance to potential applicants, proposals are now due on July 3, 2017!

Feel free to review our preliminary list of Frequently Asked Questions and the studies that began the conversation about the benefits of combining biogas systems with water and nutrient management technology. Please visit the Events page for information on the Seminar, including a video of the event and contact list of attendees.

Contact Information

Please contact OEI@wisconsin.gov with any questions you may have about your proposal or the RFP process. Please note that any question submitted will be posted to the Frequently Asked Questions page and made available to the public.