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May 9, 2013
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.
News Editor, Waste360
Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.
Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.
Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.
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