USA: Fuels Praxair to Supply Oxygen to Fulcrum’s Sierra Bio Fuels Facility
Under the long-term agreement, Praxair will construct two vacuum pressure swing adsorption plants at the facility and also utilise its proprietary HOB technology for increasing syngas yield from the gasification process.
Connecticut/USA – Praxair, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde has recently announced that it has signed a long-term agreement to supply oxygen to Fulcrum Bio Energy’s Sierra Bio Fuels Plant in Storey County, Nevada. The plant is an innovative waste to fuels plant. Praxair will build two vacuum pressure swing adsorption (VPSA) plants at the facility, which is under construction and expected to start up operations in early 2020.
The Sierra Bio Fuels Plant will employ Praxair’s proprietary HOB technology for increasing syngas yield from the gasification process. HOB technology enables rapid partial oxidation of remaining hydrocarbons and tars in the produced syngas without the need for a catalyst or steam injection. The HOB technology, coupled with gasification in Fulcrum’s process, will help transform municipal solid waste into clean, high-quality syngas, which will then be converted to low-carbon transportation fuels such as renewable crude, jet fuel and diesel.