Dynamis, Ada County terminate $66 million energy project

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Dynamis' trash to gas plant in Ada County is officially no longer moving forward.

On Friday, Ada County and Dynamis Energy issued a joint press release. The termination, the county says, comes as a result of a variety of factors concerning the project.

"Although this was a tough decision to make, we feel it is in the best interest of our constituents," said Dave Chase, Ada County commission chairman.

The Eagle-based company had plans to build a $66 million facility that would turn trash into usable energy. But that's no more.

"Dynamis is disappointed that the schedule no longer allows for the project to proceed. We wish the Ada County Commissioners success with their municipal solid waste and renewable energy strategies," said C. Lloyd Mahaffey, Chairman and CEO.

In December, the Bannock County Prosecutor said his office has found no criminal conduct occurred between Ada County Commissioners and Dynamis.

In 2010, Ada County commissioners jumped on the idea offering up a signed commitment nine days after receiving the proposal from the Dynamis.

But the non-profit, "Idaho Citizens" has alleged commissioners, Sharon Ullman and Rick Yzagurrie, broke the law by holding secret meetings with Dynamis.

But Mark Hiedeman, Bannock County Prosecutor, issued a statement saying no criminal conduct had occurred.

"...The 6,000 page report contains troubling references to some conduct by the Ada County Commission but nothing rising to the level of criminal conduct," Hiedeman said.