Planned to be built in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, the Sierra BioFuels plant will adopt gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into renewable syncrude, which will be upgraded to more than 10 million gallons of jet fuel annually.

The facility, which is planned to commence operations in the third quarter of 2017, is expected to process over 200,000 tons of garbage from the local landfill.

Abengoa will manage engineering, design and construction activities in the development of the project.

Fulcrum president and CEO James Macias said: "Abengoa has the skill and horsepower to take our design and technology development and successfully turn it into an operating commercial plant."

The project will support the region with more than 500 jobs during the construction phase, and 100 jobs on commencing operations.