Volume 94 Issue 45 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 14, 2016

Fulcrum wins BP backing for jet fuel

Department: Business
Keywords: biofuels, waste, biobased jet fuel, BP
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Fulcrum CEO Jim Macias and BP technology executive David Gilmour watch trash being processed at Fulcrum’s facility near Reno.
Credit: Fulcrum
A photo of Fulcrum CEO Jim Macias and BP technology executive David Gilmour watching trash being processed at Fulcrum’s facility near Reno.
 
Fulcrum CEO Jim Macias and BP technology executive David Gilmour watch trash being processed at Fulcrum’s facility near Reno.
Credit: Fulcrum

Fulcrum Bioenergy has received a $30 million investment from BP to accelerate the construction of municipal waste-to-fuel facilities. The funding is part of a deal that also includes a 10-year, 190 million-L-per-year jet fuel purchase agreement. Fulcrum is constructing its first large facility, outside of Reno, Nev., where it will produce 38 million-L of synthetic crude oil from 200,000 metric tons of waste that would otherwise be landfilled. The plant will gasify the waste and convert it to crude using a Fischer-Tropsch process.

 
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