Illinois

An EERE-supported agreement brought together Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum Energy, and Red Rock Biofuels to provide Department of Defense facilities with cost-competitive, renewable biofuels.

The BETO award helped construct a state-of-the-art biorefinery that bolsters the United States’ leadership role in the global clean energy market. The biorefinery — which supports several hundred full time technical and construction jobs — can convert municipal solid waste, wood-based biomass, and oil waste into more than 100 million gallons of biofuels each year.

Partners: Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum Energy, and Red Rock Biofuels

Benefits: Advanced biorefinery operation can convert municipal solid waste, wood-based biomass, and oil waste into more than 100 million gallons of biofuels each year.