Northeast Region

Counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond Du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara

Description: this region is characterized by level to rolling topography. Sand pits, beaches and dunes are also prominent features associated with Lake Michigan. Soils are diverse and include sands, clays and stony loams. Climate effects of Lake Michigan give the region its characteristic cooler summers and warmer winters with heavy snowfall compared to more inland locations. Prior to European settlement dominant vegetation was mixed mesic forest including maples, basswood and beech, which has now been converted to agricultural and industrial uses. Major economic activities include dairying, manufacturing and tourism. (See WDNR’s ecological landscapes map, soils map, and natural areas map).

Key biomass? resources: forest-based woody materials (e.g., wood chips), lumber mill waste (e.g., sawdust), wood manufacturing wastes (e.g., pallets), dedicated perennial herbaceous bioenergy? crops (e.g., switchgrass?), dedicated non-forest woody crops (e.g., hybrid poplar?), row crop residues (e.g., corn stover?).

Biomass projects (click to go to Biomass Projects Atlas)

People (click to see regional directory)

Agencies and organizations (click to see regional directory)

Anerobic Digestion and Biogas

UW Extension have created seven modules focused on the use of anaerobic digestion technologies. Details of the process are introduced, as well as factors that influence start-up, operation and control of anaerobic digesters at different scales.

Contact Us:

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Carol Williams clwilliams4@wisc.edu
(608) 890-3858 (office)
(515) 520-7494 (mobile)
Department of Agronomy
1575 Linden Dr.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706

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Use of contour buffer strips in commodity crop systems in southwestern Wisconsin helps reduce soil loss and traps nutrients on slopes. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.