The Department of Agriculture granted last week a $105 million loan guarantee, an 80 percent guarantee through the Rural Development Biorefinery Assistance Program, to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels to finance construction of an advanced biofuels production facility in Nevada. The Storey County facility will have the annual capacity to convert 147,000 MT of municipal solid waste into 10 million gallons of advanced biofuels. The agency has funded seven other biofuel projects around the country.