Siemens to supply compressor train for Fulcrum's waste-to-fuels plant

DATUM compressors. Source: Siemens (www.siemens.com)

October 26 (Renewables Now) - Siemens AG (ETR:SIE) this week said it will supply a compressor train for Fulcrum BioEnergy's plant in Nevada that will produce fuels from municipal solid waste, using gasification technology.

The Sierra BioFuels Plant, to be located in Storey County, is expected to produce about 11 million gallons (41.1 million litres) of biofuel annually for the aviation industry.

The German engineering group has received the order from Spain's Abengoa SA (BME:ABG), which will build the plant for Fulcrum. It will supply a steam turbine, three synthesis gas Dresser-Rand DATUM compressors and balance of plant equipment. Synthesis gas, derived from the gasification of municipal solid waste, needs to be compressed to high pressures, the company explained.

Siemens expects to deliver the equipment to the biofuels plant in the middle of 2019. The DATUM compressors will be built and tested at the company's manufacturing operation in Olean, New York, said Matthew Chinn, executive vice president sales for Siemens Oil & Gas.

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