OTTAWA, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Plasco Energy Group Inc. (Plasco) today announced
that the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (SVSWA), of California,
selected Plasco's waste conversion technology to be the focus of the
required environmental review through the California Environmental
"We're delighted that the Authority chose Plasco as a partner for this
project. We look forward to introducing Plasco's conversion technology,
and the economic development that will come with it to the Salinas
Valley," stated Alisdair McLean, VP Strategic Initiatives of Plasco.
The Waste Authority will be the Lead Agency to undertake an
environmental impact study, which will include a public outreach
process to give the community an opportunity to review and understand
the Plasco solution and technology. Once this process is concluded, the
goal is to build and operate a waste conversion facility that will
convert approximately 100,000 tons of the Authority's waste into green
power and other useful products.
In 2005, the SVSWA Board of Directors adopted goals of 75% diversion and
50+ years of recovery and disposal capacity for Authority landfills.
The Conversion Technology Commission (CTC) was formed on March 15, 2007
to investigate viable noncombustion technologies and focus on selecting
a company that will be responsible for environmental analysis,
financing, designing, permitting, constructing and operating a waste
Plasco was ranked first by the CTC on August 13, 2009 after an 18month
evaluation process that began with nine conversion technology
suppliers. The evaluation process included review of detailed
information on the technical, environmental and financial aspects of
On January 20, 2011, following further evaluation and discussions, the
Board of Directors of the Waste Authority voted to proceed with an
environmental impact study of Plasco's technology to convert garbage
otherwise destined for landfill into green energy.
About Plasco Energy Group Inc.
Plasco Energy Group Inc. builds, owns, and operates proprietary,
worldleading technology that converts municipal solid waste into green
power and other valuable products. Plasco has a long history of working
with plasma technologies and represents the best green alternative to
municipal waste management by providing a socially acceptable and
environmentally superior solution. For more information, visit www.plascoenergygroup.com.
About Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority
The Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (SVSWA) is a joint powers
agency made up of the following local governments: Monterey County
(eastern and northern portions), and the cities of Gonzales,
Greenfield, King City, Salinas, and Soledad.
The Authority's mission is to manage Salinas Valley solid waste as a
resource, promoting sustainable, environmentally sound and cost
effective practices through an integrated system of waste reduction,
reuse, recycling, innovative technology, customer service and
education. For more information, visit http://www.svswa.org/about.cfm.
SOURCE Plasco Energy Group
For further information:
Plasco Energy Group
Sharilyn McNaughton (613) 5919438