Summary of Initial Evaluation Criteria (10/15/07)
Developed by the County and partner cities:
- Fiscal Viability
Total Net Cost (capital + operating cost - projected revenues)
- Demonstrated Ability
Demonstrated ability to perform in similar conditions (size, climate, feedstock, etc.) with minimal intervention and downtime
- Market Issues
The existence of a market for the produced materials of the waste conversion technology (energy, ethanol, compost, nitrogenous earth, etc.), and product marketing experience for such materials.
- Health, Safety and Environmental Standards
Consideration of environmental impacts (air, water, odor, visual, etc.), impacts on the workers, and overall permitability of the proposed waste conversion technology.
- Operational Characteristics, Technical and Mechanical Support
The ability to produce a minimal amount of residual and/or hazardous waste, the ability to demonstrate flexibility/adaptability (i.e., shifting market demand, change in feedstock, change in legislation, etc.), and a limited risk of process upset.
- Intrinsic Elements
Electricity requirements, water usage, and air emissions profile.