MSW-to-ethanol projects announced

By | September 08, 2008
Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc. plans to build a $120 million, 10 MMgy waste-to-energy plant called Sierra BioFuels in Storey County, Nev. Construction will begin later this year with operation slated for 2010. The plant will convert 90,000 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) into synthesis gas annually. The gas will be then be converted into ethanol. Similarly, British chemical company INEOS announced plans to begin producing commercial quantities of ethanol from MSW within two years.