Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc, a leading biofuel company, has declared the commencement of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) processes for its proposed Sierra BioFuels Plant called Sierra BioFuels.
Fulcrum has entered into an agreement with an auxiliary company of Fluor Corporation for providing EPC services for the proposed plant. The commercial scale biofuel project is planned to convert the municipal solid waste (MSW) into ethanol when it commences its operations during the year 2012.
The proposed Sierra BioFuels plant situated about 20 miles east of Reno, Nevada will produce approximately 10.5 million gallons of ethanol annually by converting 90,000 tons of post- sorted MSW. The ethanol produced from the municipal waste generated by a population of 165,000 will help the plant to meet the growing demand for ethanol in the Reno market. The cellulosic ethanol produced by the plant will reduce nearly 75% of the green gas emissions during its total life cycle in comparison with the gasoline produced from oil.
The company with its lasting feedstock contracts is planning to have projects all over US to enable the company to achieve its one billion gallon ethanol production every year. The company has developed a patented process for the production of clean environment- friendly fuel that can be used for transportation. The production facility is expected to generate more than 550 jobs in its engineering, production, construction and operation divisions.