Meet One Of Tesla's Neighbors: Fulcrum BioEnergy

Sep 21, 2016

We hear a lot about the gigafactory being built in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center outside Sparks, but today we're profiling one of Tesla's future neighbors. The company is called Fulcrum BioEnergy and our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has more.

Fulcrum’s demonstration plant
Credit Fulcrum BioEnergy

Based out of Pleasanton, California, Fulcrum BioEnergy has developed a process to convert household trash into biofuel. The company does so by transforming municipal solid waste into low-carbon transportation fuels such as jet fuel and diesel. 

Right now, Fulcrum is building its first commercial plant in northern Nevada, which will have the capacity to produce 11 million gallons of fuel annually once it's operational next year.

The company already has a feedstock processing facility in Lockwood to separate out organic materials from the trash before fuel production begins.