Vecoplan LLC has executed a fixed-price contract with Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. to design, engineer, install, and commission a state-of-the-art 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,” said Rick Barraza, Fulcrum’s vice president of administration. “Vecoplan’s ability to stand behind their product with a fixed-price contract that guarantees the performance of the system, coupled with their knowledge, experience, and commitment, made Vecoplan the right partner for us.”
Len Beusse, Vecoplan’s managing director and chief operating officer, said, “We could not be more pleased with, and appreciative of the trust Fulcrum has placed in Vecoplan. We are excited to be involved in such a landmark project. Fulcrum truly seems to be in the vanguard of this burgeoning industry.”
Fulcrum is the leading 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 utilizing 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 offtake agreements with Cathay Pacific Airways and United Airlines.
Fulcrum’s process will have a tremendous impact globally. Abundant supplies of MSW located near large population centers, are located near areas of high fuel demand, which enables Fulcrum to quickly, efficiently, and economically turn waste into low-carbon, drop-in jet and diesel fuels.
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