BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Eastern Idaho Regional Solid Waste District (EIRSWD) and Dynamis Energy (www.dynamisenergy.com) have signed a turnkey contract for a Waste-to-Energy plant based on the Dynamis 3.0 Advanced Thermal Gasification Technology. Under the agreement, Dynamis Energy will design, build and operate the Waste-to-Energy plant. Upon completion in 2012, the plant will process over 120,000 tons of waste per year to generate steam and electricity. The Waste-to-Energy plant is a part of the economic development effort being made in Clark County and will be built within the Centennial Energy Park north east of the City of Dubois.
The engineering and permitting processes will start immediately. Construction is anticipated to begin this summer. The actual construction phase of the Waste-to-Energy plant will take approximately 15 months, and according to the Economic Impact Study completed for the project, will create more than 150 local construction jobs during that period and the permanent operation of the plant will include 35-40 new full-time jobs for the economically depressed Clark County. In addition, this project will also likely result in the creation of an additional 2.7 jobs in the local supplier chain, providing additional benefits to Clark, Fremont, Madison and Bonneville counties, the counties whom make up the Eastern Idaho Regional Solid Waste District.
Bill Frederiksen, President of the Eastern Idaho Regional Solid Waste District, said, "This is the culmination of two years of vision and planning that began with Clark County and Whisper Mountain; a consulting firm based in Pocatello, Idaho. We are very pleased as a Waste District to provide this benefit to eastern Idaho, and in addition to the economic benefits, the environmental benefits of reducing what we put into landfills protects our air and potential leaching into our ground water. By using the Dynamis 3.0 Technology we are also assured that all emissions from the plant will be in compliance with those limits set by the EPA and the Idaho DEQ."
Based on the Dynamis 3.0 Technology, the Waste-to-Energy plant is expected to generate 13.5 Megawatts of electricity at peak which will be sold to Rocky Mountain Power. Other revenues will come from the sale of recyclables and steam sales to surrounding businesses located in the Centennial Energy Park. Each of the counties from the EIRSWD will benefit from reduced tipping fees and avoiding the transportation and fees associated with landfilling.
Dynamis Energy's unique modular system has the ability to process a wide spectrum of waste streams, uses very little fuel per cycle, and produces substantial power in a very efficient manner, while maintaining very low emissions. These attributes were key factors in the selection of Dynamis by the District. C. Lloyd Mahaffey, Chief Executive Officer of Dynamis Energy, said, "The EIRSWD and it's Commissioners have an extraordinary vision for a 21st Century economic development engine fueled by our Waste-to-Energy technology. We are delighted to be partners in this exciting enterprise."
Frederiksen went on to say, "An Urban Renewal District is being created in addition to the building of the Waste-to-Energy plant to encourage other business opportunities in the County. Mud Lake Telephone and Propane is the first business to locate in the Centennial Energy Park. Several other businesses have contacted the County's economic development department to express an interest in co-locating with the Waste-to-Energy plant to benefit from the steam that is produced."
About Dynamis Energy, LLC
Dynamis Energy is a leading provider of Advanced Thermal 3.0 Technology used to recycle municipal and other solid wastes to provide sustainable economic and environmental benefits. Dynamis Energy is based in Eagle, Idaho and designs, builds, owns and operates Waste-to-Energy plants. Dynamis Energy currently has projects underway in North America, South America, and Europe.
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