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Fulcrum BioEnergy to build waste-to-fuel plant in Indiana

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Fulcrum BioEnergy has announced that it has selected Gary, Indiana, US for the location of its Centerpoint BioFuels Plant, which will convert municipal solid waste into low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel.

Construction is expected to begin in 2020 and will take approximately 18 – 24 months to complete. Once operational, the Centerpoint plant will divert and process approximately 700 000 t of waste from the Greater Chicago area. The plant will process the waste, which will be converted offsite into a prepared feedstock, and will produce approximately 33 million gal./yr of fuel. Centerpoint will deploy Fulcrum's proprietary process which reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80% when compared to conventional fossil fuels and will create 160 full-time permanent jobs and 900 construction jobs.

Fulcrum's Centerpoint plant will be the company's second waste-to-fuels plant. In late 2017, Fulcrum began construction on the Sierra BioFuels Plant located near Reno, Nevada, US. When the Sierra plant begins operations in early 2020, it will be the first commercial-scale waste-to-fuels plant in the US.

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