Sulzer Provides Pumps for First Commercial-Scale Waste-to-Fuel Plant

Sulzer has supplied a full range of pumps for the world’s first commercial-scale production plant that will convert municipal solid waste (MSW), or household waste, into renewable transportation fuels.

Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc’s new Sierra BioFuels Plant, located outside Reno, Nevada, will convert approximately 175,000 tons (159,000 tonnes) of MSW into approximately 11 million gallons (41.6 million litres) of renewable synthetic crude oil (syncrude) per year.

The Sulzer boiler feed, condensate extraction and other process pumps will play a critical role in the site’s energy generation circuit – fundamental to the conversion process that produces fuel from waste.

Courtesy of Sulzer.

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