Kent and Allegan Counties Sustainable Business Park becoming a reality securing anchor tenants
Anaergia and Continuus Materials propose $200 million investment.
The Kent County Department of Public Works envisions diverting 90-percent of waste at the 250-acre South Kent Landfill in Byron Center by the year 2030. The plan calls for incorporating private businesses recycling items onsite for new products and fuels supporting a “circular economy.”
Anchor tenants Anaergia and Continuus Materials have been identified and are proposing a $200 million investment.
James Condela is the Chief Executive Officer with Continuus Materials. A company that sees a future without waste.
“Our first product takes waste paper and plastic that would otherwise be landfilled and creates a building product which is a roof coverboard that’s used in low-slope roof applications.”
There’s a high demand in the commercial and industrial markets, think warehouses.
Yaniv Scherson is Chief Operating Officer for Anaergia, a global, renewable natural gas company.
“The fuel that we make from organic waste is among the only carbon-negative fuels in existence and it enables big companies like Amazon, UPS, city bus fleets to fuel their trucks.”
The State of Michigan recently committed $4 million supporting the build-out of critical infrastructure.