Gering looking at waste-energy plant

A company that plans to build as many as four waste energy plants that would produce bio-fuel and electricity from landfill waste could possibly build one of those plants somewhere in the panhandle.

Gering Mayor Ed Mayo recently attended a regional conference attended by mayors and city managers in which the company explained it's plans. Mayo said with Gering already making plans for a future landfill, the waste energy plant would be a perfect tie-in.

Mayo stresses that it would likely be close to eight years before this could become a reality even if Gering were chosen as the site.

He says Gering would only be able to provide about a third of the waste needed to operate the plant, so contracts would have to be established with other communities to bring in their landfill waste.

Mayo says the plant could provide as many as 50 high playing jobs.

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