Biomass Magazine: Fulcrum BioEnergy Completes Construction of Sierra BioFuels Plant

July 7, 2021

Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., a pioneer in the production of low-carbon fuels, announced July 6 that it has completed construction on the world's first commercial-scale plant converting household garbage into low-cost, zero-carbon transportation fuels. Through Fulcrum's revolutionary process, the Sierra BioFuels Plant located east of Reno, Nevada, will convert 175,000 tons of prepared municipal solid waste (MSW) into approximately 11 million gallons of zero-carbon syncrude annually, which will then be upgraded to transportation fuels such as sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel and renewable gasoline – Fulcrum Fuel. With construction complete, start-up and commissioning on the plant has commenced and fuel production is expected to begin during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Fulcrum Fuel has been patented and fully certified as a drop-in fuel for use in planes, cars and trucks, with improved performance over conventional petroleum-based fuels.