The county is looking for a private partner to help reduce the amount of waste headed to the landfill and is looking at newer waste-conversion technologies. The county wants established technologies that have been proven on a commercial scale at two or more facilities, the newspaper reported. That would likely eliminate many of the bidders.
The newspaper reported that among the other names throwing their hats in the projects are Zero Waste Energy, who specializes in anaerobic digestion; Green Waste Energy, who specializes in waste gasification; Novi Energy, who turns organic was into biogas; and Jacoby Energy Development, who turns old garbage at landfills into natural gas.
The county will stop accepting bids Jan. 31.