WATCH NOW: Community members tour Gary location selected for planned waste-to-fuel plant

Northwest Indiana Times, June 16, 2022

The bright white coach bus was starkly contrasted by the crumbling former cement plant it drove through. A crew of Gary residents and local business and political leaders peered out of the bus, taking in the abandoned structures, long overrun with trees and tall grasses.

The group had gathered at the Buffington Harbor site for a tour of the former Lehigh Portland Cement Co. site, land that a California-based bioenergy company hopes to use for a new kind of plant — one that would convert municipal waste into jet fuel.

Fulcrum Bioenergy first approached the city about constructing the Gary Centerpoint BioFuels Plant in 2018. Both the pandemic and Fulcrum's efforts to complete its first waste-to-fuel plant, located outside Reno, Nevada, delayed the Gary project.