Bluesphere has started detailed design and engineering work for its 5.2MW waste-to-energy project at Charlotte in North Carolina, US.

The work, which is anticipated to take about two months to complete, is the first stage of project execution and will be followed by work onsite.

Bluesphere said the facility will intake organic waste such as food and farm waste that would normally go into landfills.

The organic waste will be processed in an anaerobic digester to emit biogas, which will then be turned into electricity and compost is a by-product.

The company noted that the facility generates revenues from organic waste intake, as well as through the sale of clean, renewable electricity, and the compost by-product.

Bluesphere CEO Shomi Palas said the start of engineering work is a milestone in the development of the project.

"From today and onward, there will now be constant activity on the project until it starts producing power in the summer of 2015," Palas said.

"We have started the project on time and will produce and deliver power on schedule."