Fulcrum BioEnergy has signed a 15-year feedstock supply agreement with Waste Management of Nevada for the delivery of post-sorted municipal solid waste (MSW) to Fulcrum's Sierra BioFuels plant in Nevada.
Fulcrum’s Sierra BioFuels plant is the company’s production facility for converting waste into low carbon ethanol, renewable electricity and other high value chemical products.
The agreement will provide feedstock for the plant’s daily requirements, and will allow Fulcrum to increase and expand the capacity of the Sierra BioFuels plant.
The fully-permitted Sierra BioFuels plant, located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center outside of Reno, Nevada in Storey County, is scheduled to enter construction immediately.
When it begins commercial operations in late 2012, the plant will process household garbage into 10.5 million gallons of ethanol annually, providing the northern Nevada market with a low-cost, reliable and environmentally clean source of transportation fuel.
The plant is expected to produce renewable electricity to be used by the plant and will have the capacity to produce propanol, a chemical product used as an industrial solvent and chemical intermediate.
Fulcrum has also signed a deal with Waste Connections of California for similar supplies of sorted household garbage.