December 17 (Renewables Now) - California-based waste-to-fuel specialist Fulcrum BioEnergy announced last week it has chosen to build its second plant in Gary, Indiana.
The company said in a statement that the planned Centerpoint biofuels facility will be able to divert and process about 700,000 tonnes of waste from the Greater Chicago area, producing some 33 million gallons (145.4 million litres) of renewable transportation fuel per year.
The project is expected to enter the construction phase in 2020 and create 900 jobs during the process. A further 160 full-time permanent job positions will be opened as well. The plant is seen to be completed in 18 to 24 months after the start of construction.
Fulcrum initiated construction work on its first waste-to-fuels facility in late 2017. It is being built near Reno, Nevada and is expected to become operational in early 2020.