Over the past ten years Fulcrum has conducted a substantial amount of research and invested significant capital to develop our revolutionary conversion process. Today, we are building large-scale plants and beginning operations of facilities that convert garbage diverted from the nearby landfills into jet fuel and diesel. The Fulcrum process has been engineered, tested and demonstrated to the extent that every Fulcrum plant, including the first plant, will have the plant performance guaranteed by both our engineering contractor and an investment grade technology insurance wrap.

Our technology combines three systems that have been time-tested, proven and in use commercially for years: feedstock processing, gasification and Fischer-Tropsch.

First, Fulcrum’s waste service partners deliver MSW to Fulcrum’s Feedstock Processing Facilities. Using conventional waste processing equipment such as shredders, waste screens and magnets, our innovative, commercial-scale system shreds the garbage, removes unprocessable inorganic materials, separates valuable recyclable materials out for reclamation and prepares the MSW to the specific needs of the biorefinery.

Second, the processed feedstock is trucked to the Biorefinery where our gasification system uses heat, pressure and moisture to break it down into a syngas consisting primarily of carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

Third, the syngas is processed and purified using standard refining systems, before being converted to liquid fuel using conventional Fischer-Tropsch technology. In reactor tubes, the syngas reacts with a catalyst and forms a synthetic crude oil substitute that is then upgraded to renewable transportation fuels, including jet fuel and diesel.