Garbage conversion system planned in Hawaii

By Nancy Cook Lauer, West Hawaii Today.

A company owned by garbage hauler Pacific Waste Inc. is moving forward on long-held plans to build a waste conversion system in West Hawaii.

BioEnergy Hawaii LLC announced Thursday that it is negotiating for land near the West Hawaii Sanitary Landfill at Puuanahulu for a resource recovery site. The facility, planned for construction in 2016, would convert rubbish to recyclable commodities, organics and solid fuel.

The $50 million facility, which would be financed with private equity, is supported by a $100 million special purpose revenue bond issued by the State of Hawaii.