Landmark Agreement Signed Between City of South Sioux City and Wisconsin Based Big Ox Energy
On Tuesday, January 28th, a memorandum of understanding was reached between the city of South Sioux City and Big Ox Energy to process future municipal waste water at a forthcoming bio-energy facility to be built in South Sioux City’s Roth Industrial Park. The facility, which is 100% privately financed, will also be a win for local businesses looking for a reliable alternative for their waste streams. The facility uses a cutting edge anaerobic digestion process to break down waste and produce methane which will then be refined and sold into the pipeline for customer use. Big Ox Energy anticipates the facility creating up to 30 permanent local jobs. The agreement gives South Sioux City and area businesses a convenient, environmentally friendly, effective waste treatment option.
“We are pleased to bring this opportunity to South Sioux City. We look forward to a long term relationship serving the residents of South Sioux City and several of the businesses in the surrounding area. This is an investment in long term, sustainable waste treatment, it will keep costs low for both the city and local industry.” said Kevin Bradley, Business Development Director for Big Ox Energy.
“We would like to thank Mayor Bill McLarty and the City Council, and the South Sioux City Community Development Agency, for working together on this project, to help bring Big Ox Energy to South Sioux City. Several of us (Lance Hedquist, Dennis Nelson, Leonard Gill, and I) had an opportunity to fly to Denmark, Wisconsin and see their operation and we were very impressed. This should be a great fit for the industries in the area, and the jobs they create are always a positive for the community as well,” said Kelly Flynn, South Sioux City Director of Economic Development. Construction on the bio-energy facility is slated to begin late 2014 with operations beginning late 2015.