Fulcrum's Sierra BioFuels Plant will divert municipal solid waste that would otherwise be landfilled and will convert it into low-carbon transportation fuel. The fuel produced at the plant will reduce carbon emissions by more than 80%.
Siemens scope of supply includes a steam turbine, three synthesis gas Dresser-Rand DATUM compressors, and balance of plant equipment including coolers, filters and valves. The equipment is expected to ship to Fulcrum's plant in mid-2019.
Synthesis gas, which is created from the gasification of municipal solid waste, needs to be compressed to high pressures. The highly efficient DATUM compressors, driven by Siemens steam turbine, reduce the plant's demand for electricity.