Vecoplan awarded contract to build feedstock processing system for Fulcrum Bioenergy
Vecoplan has executed a fixed-price contract with Fulcrum BioEnergy, to design, engineer, install and commission a municipal solid waste (MSW) feedstock processing system for Fulcrum's Sierra BioFuels Plant.
Fulcrum has developed a reliable and efficient process for converting MSW, or household garbage that would otherwise be landfilled, into low-cost, low-carbon renewable transportation fuels. The contract was awarded to Vecoplan following an extensive vetting process.
'After a comprehensive research and review process, we identified Vecoplan as the right
company to engineer and build our feedstock processing system,' comments Rick Barraza, Fulcrum's VP of administration.
Fulcrum is a developer and owner of projects that convert municipal solid waste into
syncrude and renewable transportation fuels including jet fuel and diesel. The company has
successfully proven and demonstrated this process for converting MSW to fuels utilising its
proprietary, innovative, clean and efficient thermochemical process.
Fulcrum has secured long-term MSW feedstock agreements with its waste services partners and has entered into long-term fuel and product off take agreements with Cathay Pacific Airways and United Airlines.
Fulcrum's feedstock processing system, will receive MSW via transfer trailers unloaded onto the facility's tipping floor. All inorganic waste will be extracted from the MSW stream and the remaining organic feedstock material will be prepared and delivered to the Sierra BioFuels Plant for conversion into transportation fuels.