On Monday, Dynamis Energy issued a news release announcing its new website featuring comprehensive information on its waste-to-energy project at the Ada County landfill.
From the news release:
The new website offers a wealth of information for those interested, including facility plans and artist renderings; specifics about how Dynamis' Thermal Oxidation System differs greatly from incineration facilities; a Dynamis 3.0 Technology overview; comparison charts showing municipal solid waste distribution percentages at the landfill; calculation breakdowns of the amount of tires as a percentage of the waste stream Dynamis will process daily (only 1.5% of waste stream will be tires); photography of Dynamis' primary fabrication progress; the Dynamis project's positive financial impact for Ada County; projected construction and operation jobs generated for Ada County; detailed narrative on the breadth of federal and state regulations and standards required for permitting and operation of the plant; regulatory enforcement statistics; detailed emissions data and projections of NOx, SOx, and annual particulate matter; specifics on how Dynamis' Technology minimizes formation and maximizes destruction of dioxins; dioxin comparison and potential to emit charts; HCL emission comparisons; details on Dynamis' continuous emissions monitoring system for Nitrogen Oxides, Sulfur Oxides, Carbon Monoxide, Opacity and Oxygen, load level, flue gas temperature, and CEMS drift; landfill versus WTE sources potential to emit calculations; full emissions impact analysis; IDEQ permitting timeline; details on Dynamis' operations and safety procedures; requirements for operational certification; and a detailed historical timeline of the Dynamis Technology.
The press release also states, Dynamis Energy is based in Eagle, Idaho and designs, builds, owns and operates fixed and mobile Waste-to-Energy plants. Dynamis Energy currently has projects underway in North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Dynamis Energy currently does not own or operate any waste-to-energy plants; Ada County will be its first plant.
On Monday, Dynamis refused to provide the Idaho Statesman with the names of the cities, states or countries in which Dynamis currently has projects underway.
Dynamis Energy and Ada County have entered a 30-year agreement to build a garbage gasification plant capable of disposing of 408 tons of trash, tires and other solid waste daily to generate 20 megawatts of electricity.
In 2010, Ada County Commissioners Sharon Ullman, Rick Yzaguirre and Fred Tilman paid Dynamis $2 million to design the plant, which will cost about $70 million to build. Before it can start construction, Dynamis must repay that $2 million by buying back its design plans.
Earlier this month, Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower announced he had asked Bannock County Prosecutor Mark Hiedman to conduct a formal investigation into the Ada County Commissioners' handling of the Dynamis contract. Bower had received several complaints alleging the contract and the Commissioners' actions do not comply with state law.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is currently reviewing Dynamis air quality and solid waste permit applications. That process could take up to 60 days.
Dynamis CEO Lloyd Mahaffey said construction on the $70 million plant would start in September and take about 15 months to complete.