Trash to treasure: new biofuel company comes to the Silver State

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Updated: 9/04/2014 5:35 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Fulcrum Bioenergy, a company at the forefront of developing technology that can transform everyday household garbage into low-carbon transportation fuels, has announced it will begin construction on a site in the Silver State thanks to a $105 million federal loan guarantee.

The company's chief says the new facility will take two years to build and cost $200 million. He also says construction will begin in the same business park -- the Reno-Tahoe Industrial Park -- that will house the potential Tesla gigafactory.

Fulcrum's new facility, when built, will convert trash from our own Lockwood Regional Landfill in Sparks into diesel and jet fuels.
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waddy11 - 9/4/2014 5:30 PM
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Where have we heard this one before. Campaign kick back, bonuses at the top, go out of business and stick the tax payers with the bill. The green left is the only ones that are happy.

TheGumption - 9/4/2014 5:09 PM
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Yeah, Kramer. Innovation that creates construction jobs over the next 2 years and then high paying biofuel processing jobs is a horrible thing. Processing the trash into diesel and jet fuel means less goes into the landfill so bring it from wherever. Heck, we should open up Yucca and build a reprocessing plant there (the French already do it with 95%+ of their energy being nuclear). I'm sure you're waiting for the State to adopt a $15/hr burger flipper wage but some of us like to actually see our State move into new industries that bring with it high paying jobs that ultimately raises the standard of living for everyone.

Kramer - 9/4/2014 1:58 PM
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"our own"-U mean Waste mismanagement's the owner, right? Is this pit a source of pride now? OK, so Tesla can use "green" fuel to haul all those batteries back on overloaded I-80, right? Recall all those cowtown folks who resent any new landfills here for CA trash? Guess what, it's comin' anyway 'cause we get more techhie transplants, and so must drill even deeper

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