A landfill gas-to-energy project at Milner Butte Landfill in Idaho got the go ahead from the commissioners of the counties that manage the Idaho facility.
The landfill already captures methane and burns it off. Now it will convert that gas to energy instead.
The Idaho Mountain Express has more:
Commissioners from seven counties voted Wednesday for the Southern Idaho Solid Waste District to move forward with the project. Commissioners from Blaine, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln and Twin Falls counties voted in favor of the move, with Minidoka’s commissioner abstaining.
Josh Bartlome, executive director and CEO of Southern Idaho Solid Waste, said commissioners from Minidoka County didn’t want to vote one way or another before seeing a final lease agreement. The lease-agreement-in-progress is necessary because Idaho counties cannot accrue debt for more than a year for a non-essential project without having a public vote. To deal with this, gas-to-energy-project managers are working to lease the project from a finance corporation on a yearly basis.