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United Airlines Invests $40Mn in SAF, Decarbonisation (Ind. Report)
United Airlines,Fulcrum Bioenergy
Date: 2019-10-28
Following up on our Sept. 19th coverage, US air carrier United Airlines is reporting a $40 million commitment to accelerate the development of sustainable aviation biofuels and other technologies to decarbonize the aviation industry.

As previously reported , United agreed to purchase up to 10 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over the next two years. United also invested over $30 million in Fulcrum Bioenergy, a producer of SAF. The airline's option to purchase almost one billion gallons of sustainable fuel from Fulcrum represents the largest offtake agreement for SAF in the airline industry. (Source: United Airlines, Biofuels Int;l., 28 Oct., 2019) Contact: United Airlines, ;F ulcrum Bioenergy, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, rbarraza@fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy

More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  Aviation Biofuels,  Jet Biofuel,  United Airlines,  Fulcrum,  Bioenergy,  


ThermoChem Recovery Names New Technologies Insurer (Ind. Report)
ThermoChem Recovery International
Date: 2019-01-30
Baltimore-based biorefinery-enabling gasification technology specialist ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc. (TRI) reports it has named global insurance company AXA XL affiliate New Energy Risk as its preferred supplier of technology performance insurance for TRI customers and projects. Under a TRI, NER is prepared to provide various insurance solutions to biorefinery owners and projects which utilize TRI's equipment and technology.

TRI is a leading provider of steam reforming gasification systems suitable for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), woody biomass, agricultural residues and other waste feedstocks. Its systems have been selected for and deployed on various commercial North American projects including the Fulcrum Bioenergy Project Sierra Biorefinery in Nevada and Norampac black liquor gasification, a division of Cascades Paper. Additionally, TRI's multi-feedstock, fully-integrated biorefinery in Durham, North Carolina has run for over 13,000 hours, successfully producing syngas that is particularly well-suited to generating Fischer-Tropsch liquids and upgrading to ASTM-certified fuels. (Source: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc. , 29 Jan., 2019) Contact: AXA XL, www.axaxl.com; New Energy Risk, www.newenergyrisk.com; http://tri-inc.net/steam-reforming-gasification; ThermoChem Recovery International, Dan Burciaga, Pres., CEO, www.tri-inc.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News ThermoChem Recovery International,  Biofuel,  Biorefinery,  


Fulcrum Commits to $600Mn Centerpoint Biofuels Plant (Ind. Report)
Fulcrum Bioenergy
Date: 2018-12-17
California-based waste-to-fuels specialist Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. reports it will invest an estimated $600 million in a 50-acre trash-to-biofuels plant in northwest Indiana. The 50-acre Centerpoint Biofuels facility will process 700,000 tpy of garbage into approximately 33 million gpy of transportation fuel.

The project will receive $2.1 million support from the state' Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) conditional tax credits as well as local incentives. Construction is expected to break ground in 2020. (Source: Fulcrum Bioenergy, WBAA, 14 Dec., 2018) Contact: Fulcrum Bioenergy, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, rbarraza@fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum Bioenergy,  Waste-to-Biofuel,  


Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels to Employ Praxair HOB Tech. (Ind. Report)
Praxair,Fulcrum Bioenergy
Date: 2018-11-19
Linde plc wholly owned subsidiary Praxair, Inc.reports it has inked a long-term agreement to supply oxygen (O2) to Fulcrum BioEnergy's Sierra BioFuels plant which is presently under construction in Storey County, Nevada. Under the terms of the agreement, Praxair will also construct two vacuum pressure swing adsorption (VPSA) plants at the facility, which is expected to commence operations in early 2020.

The Sierra BioFuels Plant will employ Praxair's proprietary HOB technology for increasing syngas yield from the gasification process. HOB technology enables rapid partial oxidation of remaining hydrocarbons and tars in the produced syngas without the need for a catalyst or steam injection. The HOB technology, coupled with gasification in Fulcrum's process, will help transform municipal solid waste (MSW) into renewable crude, jet fuel, and other low-carbon transportation fuels. (Source: Praxair, GasWorld, 12 Nov., 2018)Contact: Praxair, www.praxair.com; Fulcrum Bioenergy, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, rbarraza@fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy

More Low-Carbon Energy News MSW,  Fulcrum Bioenergy,  


Fulcrum Sierra BioFuels Dropping NV Energy (Ind. Report)
Fulcrum Sierra Biofuel
Date: 2018-11-02
In the Silver State, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) reports it has approved California-based Fulcrum Sierra BioFuels' request to drop NV Energy utility as its energy services provider. To complete its exit, Fulcrum must now file with the state Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection and the Nevada Power Company within 120 days.

Fulcrum plans to use an alternative, independent energy provider for a biorefinery currently under construction in Storey County, Nevada, according to documents submitted to the PUC.

Six major corporate customers have have opted for substantial "but-outs" to exit NV Energy, including: Barrick Gold, MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment Corp, Peppermill Resorts and Wynn Resorts Ltd. (Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal, 31 Oct., 2018) Contact: Fulcrum Bioenergy, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, rbarraza@fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum ,  Fulcrum Sierra Biofuel,  


Fulcrum Tech, Licenses Fischer Tropsch Technology (Ind. Report)
Johnson Matthey, BP,Fulcrum BioEnergy
Date: 2018-10-05
Oil giant BP and chemicals firm Johnson Matthey (JM) report they have inked an agreement with California based Fulcrum BioEnergy to license their Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology to support Fulcrum's drive to convert municipal solid waste into biobased jet fuel at their new Sierra BioFuels Plant near Reno, Nevada.

When fully operational early in 2020, the Sierra plant is expected to convert approximately 175,000 tpy of household garbage into roughly 11 million gpy of jet fuel.

FT technology can operate at large and small scale to economically convert synthesis gas generated from municipal solid waste and other renewable biomass into long-chain hydrocarbons suitable for the production of diesel and jet fuels. (Source: Johnson Matthey, BP, WMW, 2 Oct., 2018) Contact: Johnson Matthey, www.matthey.co; Fulcrum Bioenergy, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, rbarraza@fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy

More Low-Carbon Energy News Johnson Matthey,  BP,  Fulcrum BioEnergy,  


United Looks to Biofuels for Emissions Reductions (Ind. Report)
United Airlines,AltAir Fuels
Date: 2018-09-19
US air carrier United Airlines reports it plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 pct by 2050 and to that end will continue investing in newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft, implement operational changes to conserve fuel, and expand its use of aviation biofuels.

The airline also noted a recent Boeing 787 flight from San Francisco to Zurich using a 30/70 blend of biofuel and conventional jet fuel. The biofuel was produced from Carinata seeds by Quebec-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc and supplied by AltAir Fuels.

According to United, the airline has sourced more than 2 million gallons of sustainable aviation biofuel since 2016 and is responsible for more than 50 pct of the airline industry's commitments to biofuel. Additionally, United was the first airline to regularly use sustainable aviation biofuel and has invested over $30 million in sustainable aviation fuels producer Fulcrum BioEnergy. (Source: United Airlines, Environmental Leader, Sept., 2018) Contact: United Airlines, www.corporate-office-headquarters.com/united-airlines; Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., Steve Fabijanski, CEO, www.agrisoma.com; AltAir Fuels , Tom Todaro, CEO, (843) 720-8920, (562) 748-4726, www.altairfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News AltAir Fuels,  Aviation Biofuel,  Agrisoma,  


Tahoe-Reno Biofuels Plant Seeks $47Mn in Bond Funding (Ind. Report)
Fulcrum BioEnergy
Date: 2018-07-25
Further to our May 18th coverage, Pleasanton, California-based waste-to-fuels specialist Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. is awaiting the Nevada Board of Finance's approval of revenue bonds to help expand Fulcrum BioEnergy's Sierra BioFuels Plant in Storey County. The $410 million plant is under construction at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center using previously approved $175 million in revenue bonds. The new bond funds will be used to create efficiencies in the conversion plant and cover the cost of a water recycling facility that will reduce the plant's water consumption by 50 pct.

The company plans to complete the biorefinery in late 2019 and be in full production in 2020 when it will convert approximately 175,000 tpy of household garbage into more than 10.5 million gpy of biofuel, according to the company. (Source: Fulcrum, Nevada Appeal, 23 July, 2018)Contact: Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, rbarraza@fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum BioEnergy,  Waste-to-Fuel,  


Aemetis Riverbank Biorefinery Touted World's #1 Waste-to-Value Project (Ind. Report)
Aemetis
Date: 2018-06-20
Cupertino, California-based Aemetis, Inc. reports that the publication Biofuels Digest has awarded the Aemetis cellulosic ethanol facility under development at the Riverbank site in California as the "#1 Waste-to-Value Project in the world." The Aemetis facility earned its #1 project ranking as a result of its low cost contracted inputs, high value outputs, proven process technology and a planned $125 million USDA guaranteed loan. The facility was ranked above high profile and funded advanced biofuels projects including those developed by Fulcrum, Red Rock, Clariant, Poet and Enerkem.

Biofuels Digest noted that the Aemetis Riverbank project combines the best technology from leading technology providers LanzaTech and InEnTec with the local availability of waste orchard wood and other feedstock that can be used to produce Aemetis' high value cellulosic ethanol and valuable byproducts.

Aemetis owns and operates a 60 million gallon per year ethanol production facility in California's Central Valley, near Modesto. Aemetis also owns and operates a 50 million gpy renewable chemical and advanced fuel production facility in India producing distilled biodiesel and refined glycerin for the Indian, US and European markets. The company also operates an R&D laboratory, and holds a portfolio of patents and related technology licenses for the production of renewable fuels and biochemicals. (Source: Aemetis, PR, 19 June, 2018) Contact: Aemetis, Todd Waltz, (408) 213-0940, investors@aemetis.com, www.aemetis.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuel,  BiochemicalAemetis,  Ethanol,  Cellulosic Ethanol,  Biofuel,  


Cathay Pacific Delivering Aircraft on Jet Biofuel Blend (Ind. Report)
Cathay Pacific,Fulcrum BioEnergy
Date: 2018-06-06
Hong Kong-headquartered air carrier Cathay Pacific reports it will use a 10 pct blend of alternative jet biofuel to deliver new of 20 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft to Hong Kong over the next 4 years. The first A350-1000 will depart Airbus headquarters in Toulouse on 19 June. A further seven aircraft are due for delivery by the end of 2018.

In 2014, Cathay Pacific became an equity investor in US-based Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., which focuses on turning municipal solid waste into sustainable aviation fuel. As previously reported, Fulcrum broke ground on its first commercial-scale plant last month in Nevada. When fully operational in 202, the plant is expected to produce approximately 10 million gpy. (Source: Cathay Pacific, 4 June, 2018)Contact: Cathay Pacific, Rupert Hogg, CEO, www.cathaypacific.com; Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, rbarraza@fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cathay Pacific,  Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  Fulcrum BioEnergy ,  


Fulcrum BioEnergy Nevada BioFuels Plant Breaks Ground (Ind. Report)
Fulcrum BioEnergy
Date: 2018-05-18
Pleasanton, California-based waste-to-fuels specialist Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. reports construction is underway on Phase 2 of its first waste-to-fuels project, the Sierra BioFuels Plant (Sierra), in McCarran, about 20 miles east of the city of Reno, Nevada.

The Sierra project will utilize Fulcrum's proprietary thermochemical process to convert household garbage into low-carbon transportation fuels which, when compared to traditional petroleum transportation fuel, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80 pct., according to the company.

When commissioned and fully operational in Q1, 2020, Sierra will convert approximately 175,000 tpy of household garbage into more than 10.5 million gpy of biofuel, according to the company. (Source: Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc., PR, 16 May, 2018) Contact: Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, rbarraza@fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum BioEnergy,  Biofuel,  Waste-to-Fuel,  


Fulcrum Bioenergy Performance Insurance Provided by New Energy Risk (Ind. Report)
Fulcrum Bioenergy
Date: 2017-12-18
Menlo Park, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Menlo Park, California-headquartered renewable energy insurance specialist New Energy Risk reports it has insured Pleasonton, California-based Fulcrum BioEnergy's Sierra BioFuels Plant. The project, currently under construction outside of Reno, Nevada will process 175,000 tpy of municipal solid waste into more than 10 million gallons of low-carbon synthetic crude oil for conversion into transportation fuel, beginning in early 2020.

New Energy Risk, an affiliate of global insurance giant XL Catlin, provided performance insurance to support the project's financing. The insurance complemented Fulcrum's patented technology, industry-leading development team and process, as well as feedstock and off-take strategies, in order to increase project attractiveness to investors. Fulcrum's existing investors include US Renewables Group, Rustic Canyon Partners, United Airlines, Waste Management, BP, and Cathay Pacific. (Source: XL Catlin, 12 Dec., 2017) Contact: New Energy Risk, Tom Dickson, CEO, www.newenergyrisk.com; XLCaitlin, www.xlcatlin.com; Fulcrum Bioenergy, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum Bioenergy,  


BMCC Rooftop Hosts Manhattan's Largest Solar Project (Ind. Report)
New York Power Authority
Date: 2017-12-04
In the Biog Apple, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) reports it has completed the installation of 947 vertical solar energy panels on the main roof of Borough of Manhattan Community College's (BMCC/CUNY) four-block-long 199 Chambers Street building. The BMCC solar array is the largest public photovoltaic facility on Manhattan island, and the first vertical solar facility in New York City, according to NYPA.

BMCC is working collaboratively with regulators including the New York City Department of Buildings and The New York City Fire Department for permits to store solar power in two 100-kWh backup batteries for emergency and peak-load periods. The project, a collaborative effort between the New York Power Authority's Energy Services Program and BMCC/CUNY, is part of a greater effort to reduce CUNY's utility costs, improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint.

Project design and construction were led by The Fulcrum Group, which contracted with Solar Liberty and Maric Mechanical to complete the PV system installation. (Source: NYPA, BMCC, PR, 29 Nov., 2017) Contact: The Fulcrum Group, www.thefulcrumgroup.com; NYPA, (914) 681-8186, paul.demichele@nypa.gov, www.nypa.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News New York Power Authority,  Solar,  Vertical Solar,  


Abengoa Building Fulcrum's NV MSW-to-Biofuels Plant (Ind. Report)
Fulcrum BioEnergy,Abengoa
Date: 2017-11-17
Abengoa reports Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. has given it the green light on construction of what will be the first municipal solid waste (MSW)-to-biofuels plant in the U.S. with gasification technology. The fuel is expected to be used in the aviation sector.

Abengoa will complete the engineering, design, construction and commissioning of the 10 million gpy plant in Nevada. The engineering, procurement and construction works are expected to begin immediately and are expected to be completed within 24 months. (Source: Abengoa, PR, 8 Nov., 2017)Contact: Abengoa, www.abengoa.com; Fulcrum BioEnergy, Jeanne Benedetti, VP, Jim Macias, CEO, Pres., (925) 730-0150, info@fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum BioEnergy,  Abengoa,  MSW ,  


$150Mn Bonds Approved for Nevada Biofuels Plant (Ind. Report)
Fulcrum Bioenergy
Date: 2017-08-14
Further to our August 2nd coverage, in the Silver State, Fulcrum Bioenergy's planned plant to convert the town of Lockwood municipal dump waste into syncrude for jet and diesel fuel production has won Nevada Finance Board approval to use $150 million in bonds to build Phase II of the project at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

The plant, which will convert 175,000 tpy of garbage into 11 million gpy of fuel, is expected to break ground in next month. (Source: Nevada Appeal, 10 Aug., 2017) Contact: Fulcrum BioEnergy, Jeanne Benedetti, VP, Jim Macias, CEO, Pres., (925) 730-0150, info@fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum Bioenergy,  Syncrude,  Biocrude,  


Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels Plant Bond Issue Approved (Ind. Report)
Fulcrum BioEnergy
Date: 2017-08-11
Further to our August 2 coverage, in Carson City, the Nevada state Board of Finance reports it has approved the issuance of $140 million in bonds to help Pleasanton, California-based Fulcrum Sierra BioFuels construct and run a garbage-to-jet fuel production facility at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center. The plant is expect to cost a total of $340 million.

The new facility will process 175,000 tpy of landfill garbage garbage into a sludge that will be further processed at a California facility into 11 million gpy of jet fuel a year. (Source: Fulcrum, Las Vegas Sun, 8 Aug., 2017) Contact: Fulcrum BioEnergy, Jeanne Benedetti, VP, Jim Macias, CEO, Pres., (925) 730-0150, info@fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,  MSW,  Fulcrum Bioenergy,  Aviation Biofuel,  Biofuel,  


Fulcrum's MSW-to-Fuels Project Nears Approvals (Ind. Report)
Fulcrum BioEnergy
Date: 2017-08-02
Following-up on our September 7th, 2016 coverage, the Nevada Appeal is reporting the Nevada State Board of Finance is set to approve $150 million in tax exempt revenue bonds to assist Plesanton, California-based Fulcrum BioEnergy's planned municipal waste-to- biodiesel and jet fuel jet and diesel fuel plant at the Lockwood dump east of Reno-Sparks into synthetic crude .

When fully operational, the facility will convert 175,000 tpy of municipal waste into approximately 11 million gallons of jet and diesel fuel. Fulcrum says it has invested approximately $130 million in the project to date and has all required environmental and other regulatory approvals in hand. (Source: Fulcrum BioEnergy, Nevada Appeal, Aug., 2017) Contact: Fulcrum BioEnergy, Jeanne Benedetti, VP, Jim Macias, CEO, Pres., (925) 730-0150, info@fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum BioEnergy ,  Municipal Solid Waste,  Jet Biofuel,  Biodiesel,  


Air BP Extends Jet Biofuel Footprint in Sweden (Int'l Report)
Air BP
Date: 2017-07-31
Air BP has extended its biofuel footprint in the Nordics with the supply of commercial jet biofuel (biojet) now available at Halmstad Airport, Sweden. BP collaborated with Halmstad Airport and Swedish domestic airline, BRA to make this possible.

The first batch was delivered to Halmstad Airport on June 29th and was successfully uplifted by BRA when it refueled its ATR 72-600 aircraft. The fuel is available to all airlines that refuel at the airport. This follows Air BP's introduction of biojet at Oslo Airport in January 2016.

Air BP is growing its regional biojet footprint on an ad-hoc basis. In October 2016, Air BP was the first aviation fuel supplier to be independently certified Carbon Neutral for into-plane fueling operations at 250 Air BP locations. In November 2016, Air BP announced an investment of $30 million in biojet producer Fulcrum with the aim of distributing and supplying biojet into aircraft at key hubs across North America to meet growing demand. Air BP presently fuels over 6,400 flights daily at more than 600 global locations in over 45 countries. ( Source: Air BP, PR, July 26, 2017) Contact: AirBP, Thorbjorn Larsson, General Manager Air BP Nordics,www.airbp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Air BP,  Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  

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