201102.10

The liquid stone produced by Sierra Energy's FastOx™ gasifier proven to be non-leaching

Slag is safe for use in constructionThe molten stone known as “slag”, produced during the gasification process which has a myriad of potential uses in the construction industry, or as high density filler, if demonstrated to be non-leaching. Sierra Energy’s slag has undergone extensive testing, including the U.S. EPA’s Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (“TCLP”), which h...

201010.05

Sierra Energy Selected by AlwaysOn as a 'GOING GREEN' Silicon Valley 100 Winner

CEO Mike Hart to Present on the “Bridge to Zero Waste” At CEO Showcase DAVIS, CA – October 11, 2010 – Sierra Energy, the developer of FASTOX™ gasification technology, announced today that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Top 100 winners. On a related note, Sierra Energy CEO Mike Hart—proclaimed an “environmental hero” by the U.S. Environm...

201008.19

KFBK 1530: Local company turns trash into energy

  KFBK interviews Sierra Energy’s CEO Mike Hart August 11, 2010 KFBK 1530 News Talk At the Renewable Energy Testing Center Sierra Energy, a small company that is taking waste and converting it into power. Their model takes garbage and, using a blast furnace, turns it trash into synthesis gas. President Mike Hart says the emissions are captured by the gasifier and recycle...

201008.18

Sierra Energy featured in Comstock's Magazine.

Energy’s Waste: Can biomass gain traction in California’s regulatory quagmire? Excerpt from Comstock’s Magazine, August 18, 2010 “And he’s not the only Capital Region biomass company looking mostly overseas. Davis-based Sierra Energy Corp. is also working on technology at McClellan that turns waste into energy using gasification, not traditional combustion. Sierra Energy c...

201005.24

Emptying landfills and debunking waste myths

By Michael Hart May 17, 2010 Landfills are a bad idea. This may not be a news flash, however there seems to be an endless supply of subject matter experts on the topic that are all too willing to point to “solutions” with misleading or inaccurate explanations. Landfills are bad because each ton of trash placed in a landfill emits two tons of greenhouse gas: one ton of CO₂ an...

201001.19

Another View: S.F. Mayor Newsom was off-base on gasification

By Mike Hart Special to The Bee Published: Jan. 3, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3E Being mayor of San Francisco often means you get your opinions published even when you are off-base. The recent commentary by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, co-authored by Teamster Robert Morales, is a prime example. While Newsom correctly notes that landfills are bad, he misstates why. It’s not b...

201001.07

Meet The Planet

Sierra Energy CEO Mike Hart was interviewed by Jenny Griffin of “Meet The Planet.” In this telephone interview, Hart discusses with Griffin the overview of Sierra Energy’s exciting new blast furnace technology, including its benefits and contribution to the clean energy movement. “Meet the Planet” is an environmental-friendly platform, with the goal to deliver compelling but e...

200912.18

Two Billion Cars

Sierra Energy Advisory Board member, Daniel Sperling, appeared on “The Daily Show” on February 11, 2009, to discuss his book with John Stewart.  Mr. Sperling is recognized as a leading international expert on transportation technology assessment, energy and environmental aspects of transportation, and transportation policy. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11...

200909.17

Syngas From Steel Mill

Sierra Energy says it can convert idled steel mill blast furnaces into trash-to-biogas reactors, saving on the cost of building a plant. By Jeff St. John Greentechmedia.com Sept 16, 2009 Sierra Energy wants to turn laid-off steel mill workers into trash-to-clean energy workers. The Davis, Calif.-based company says its FASTOX technology can convert steel mill blast furnaces i...