200811.08

Davis firm develops system to streamline steel production

Sierra Energy’s technology can also be used to turn solid waste into fuel. By Celia Lamb Staff Writer Sacramento Business Journal Nov 7, 2008 A Davis startup wants to help companies turn garbage into energy and make steel more efficiently. Sierra Energy Corp. has licensed a patent to make blast furnaces work better and hopes to sell the technology. The company is working on ...

200803.08

Man of Steel

Steel manufacturing is just plain dirty, no matter how you cut it. But California entrepreneur Mike Hart thinks he can make it clean and green—in China of all places. By Andrea Chalupa Portfolio.com March 7, 2008 A sign on the door of Mike Hart’s office in Davis, California, reads  “6 percent of the world’s energy will come from this basement.” It’s a bold statement from a b...