Mound of trash bags

Reducing household garbage sent to landfills

Diverting household garbage to our waste-to-fuels plants will reduce the volume of waste sent to landfills and mitigate the creation of harmful greenhouse emissions.

  • The average person in the United States produces approximately 5 pounds of garbage each day, that is nearly 300 million tons of household garbage each year.
  • By 2050, the world is expected to produce 3.4 billion tons each year. The majority of this waste is simply transported and dumped into landfills.
  • But around the world, landfills are quickly reaching their limits. And the biodegradation process within a landfill generates methane emissions - one of the most harmful greenhouse gases.
  • By diverting household garbage to our waste-to-fuel plant, we reduce the volume of waste going to landfills and mitigate the creation of greenhouse gas emissions that they would typically produce.

Speaker at a podium for a Fulcrum BioEnergy groundbreaking event

Our process can help meet smart clean fuels goals

Around the world, governments have established clean fuel targets to address the climate crisis.

  • Governments - including the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and the European Union - require liquid fuel suppliers to reduce the carbon intensity of fuels over time.
  • Fulcrum's SAF will support the White House’s “SAF Grand Challenge”, which calls for 100% of aviation fuel to be SAF by 2050, with a specific focus on SAF from waste streams.
  • States including Washington, Oregon, California and New Mexico have established their own clean fuel standards.
  • Both in the U.S. and globally, Fulcrum's renewable transportation fuels can help meet these important goals.

Sustainable aviation fuels like ours can help the aviation industry meet its climate goals

The global aviation industry has also set an ambitious goal to reduce its carbon impact by 2050.

Global commercial aviation fuel consumption has increased each year since 2009, reaching an all-time high of 105 billion gallons in 2019, with the U.S. representing 27 billion per year, and demand is expected to nearly double by 2050.

  • Global transportation is responsible for over 20% of direct carbon emissions from energy consumption and industrial processes. And commercial aviation is responsible for approximately 2% of global carbon emissions.
  • The global aviation industry has set a goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and they've identified sustainable aviation fuels - such as Fulcrum Fuel - as a key step to achieving that goal.

We're ready to help our partners meet their climate targets and Environmental, Social and Governance goals

We are advancing on our program to produce hundreds of millions of gallons of net-zero carbon fuel each year.

  • Our mission is to produce renewable, drop-in transportation fuels at scale from an abundant and low-cost source that doesn't need to be grown or pulled from a well: household garbage.
  • We’re developing a fleet of waste to fuels plants that together will have the capacity to produce hundreds of millions of gallons of clean transportation fuels each year.
  • Already, we’ve secured long-term, waste supply agreements with our waste services partners, WM and Waste Connections and we’ve entered into fuel offtake agreements with our other strategic partners including bp, United Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Marubeni and World Fuel Services.

Our Fuel Process

Our process turns garbage into renewable transportation fuels, including sustainable aviation fuel and diesel

The Fulcrum process is proven, scalable and operating today.

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