Fulcrum BioEnergy is a clean energy company pioneering the creation of renewable, drop-in transportation fuels from landfill waste. The Company’s innovative process, which utilizes landfill waste as a feedstock, is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 100% compared to traditional fuel production, contributing to the aviation industry’s carbon reduction goals. Fulcrum’s plants will provide customers with low-carbon transportation fuel that is competitively priced with traditional petroleum fuel. Fulcrum was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.
Global Location Strategies was commissioned by Fulcrum BioEnergy, an American clean energy company, to identify a site to develop their Centerpoint BioFuels Plant. With a pilot plant currently under development in Reno, Nevada, this would be their first full-size production facility. The project required proximity to their primary partners and an extensive availability of municipal solid waste.
Considering Fulcrum BioEnergy’s narrow project requirements, GLS began its search in Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and Southeast Wisconsin. In coordination with a logistics partner, shipping scenarios and preliminary costs were developed for the movement of the municipal solid waste – the main feedstock. Through detailed analysis and site due diligence, a brownfield site was selected.
In 2018, Fulcrum BioEnergy announced its selection of Gary, Indiana for the future location of its $800 million Centerpoint BioFuels Plant. Operations are expected to commence in 2026.