The operation will take municipal solid waste (MSW) and convert it to electricity through gasification. Vieste, of Chicago, selected Seville, Spain-based Abengoa to design and construct the facility, and maintain it for 30 years, according to an Abengoa news release.
Once built the facility should process up to 180,000 tons of MSW. As much as 350 tons of gas will be produced per day, which will be used to generate 15 megawatts of electricity.
The material processing part of the project has begun. Construction of the facility should take about 20 months and create about 50 jobs, directly and indirectly.