Praxair Signs Long-Term Agreement to Supply Fulcrum’s Sierra BioFuels Plant in Nevada

DANBURY, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PX #PraxairIncPraxair,
, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc (NYSE:LIN; FWB:LIN)
today announced it has signed a long-term agreement to supply oxygen to
Fulcrum BioEnergy’s Sierra BioFuels Plant in Storey County, Nevada.
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.

“Praxair is proud to partner with Fulcrum at its Sierra waste to fuels
plant in Nevada,” said Armando Botello, West Region vice president of
Praxair’s U.S. industrial gases business. “This project will use our Hot
Oxygen Burner (HOB) and VPSA technologies to deliver an innovative and
reliable solution for our customer.”

The Sierra BioFuels 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.

“Praxair is a leader in VPSA technology and we look forward to working
with them on our innovative waste to fuels plant,” said Lee Rich, vice
president of engineering and operations for Fulcrum. “From design to
plant operation, Praxair has a strong record of providing safe, reliable
and efficient service.”

Praxair was the first to develop VPSA technology and is a leader in VPSA
applications for oxygen production. For more information on HOB
gasification, please visit

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, is a leading
industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide.
With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2017 sales
of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has
been named to the Dow Jones® World Sustainability Index for 16
consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric,
process and specialty gases,
and high-performance surface
. Our products, services
and technologies are making our planet more productive by
bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries,
including aerospace,
and beverage
, electronics,
manufacturing, primary metals
and many others. For more information about the company, please visit
our website at


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