Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Nevada plant to make fuel from garbage

SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle)
David R. Baker, Chronicle Staff Writer
Saturday, July 19, 2008

In its search for new sources of fuel, the green-tech industry has turned to wood chips, grass, algae - even cow manure.

Now a Pleasanton company plans to make fuel out of garbage.

Fulcrum BioEnergy announced plans Friday to build a $120 million plant by 2010 that would make ethanol out of municipal waste, stuff that would otherwise go straight into a landfill.

The plant, 10 miles east of Reno, would process 90,000 tons of garbage per year and produce 10.5 million gallons of ethanol. The company eventually plans to open other plants around the country.

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