Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune: NewPage halts biorefinery plans

Local government and business officials are disappointed after one of central Wisconsin's largest employers announced Tuesday it is halting plans to build a biorefinery at its Wisconsin Rapids paper mill.

NewPage Corp. made the announcement more than four years after the U.S. Department of Energy promised the Ohio-based papermaker $30 million to construct such a facility. Last year, the Energy Department awarded the company another $20 million to fund the project after favorable results of an initial feasibility study.

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