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Sierra Energy Announces Promotion of Johan van Walsem to Company President

Sierra Energy Announces Promotion of Johan van Walsem to Company President   DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra Energy is pleased to announce that Johan van Walsem has been promoted to President and COO, effective immediately. In this newly created role, Mr. van Walsem will focus on executing the strategic goal of commercializing and deploying the company's [...]

Sierra Energy closes $33M Series A led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Sierra Energy Closes $33 Million Series A Funding Led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures Davis, CA – July 29, 2019 (STD)   Sierra Energy Corporation announced today that it has closed a $33 million Series A investment round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and joined by Cox Investment Holdings, Inc., BNP Paribas SA, Twynam Investments Pty Ltd, Formica [...]

Sierra Energy wins Innovation Award from Roddenberry Foundation

Announced February 8, 2017, The Roddenberry Foundation selected Sierra Energy’s FastOx gasification technology to win a $150,000 grant award for the innovative technology being created at their Davis, CA campus.  Sierra Energy was selected to win this prestigious inaugural award from over 600 applicants located in 70 countries. With this significant achievement, it will lay […]

Sierra Energy Wins Sustainability Category at 2016 Innovation Awards

Sierra Energy Wins Sustainability Category at 2016 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards Sierra Energy wins the sustainability category at the 2016 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards. Sierra Energy is one of six Northern California companies to win at the inaugural awards. The program recognizes the area's vibrant innovation community, from startups to established companies, and their breakthrough creations. Sierra [...]

Sierra Energy Receives Two Environmental Awards in April

Sierra Energy Receives Two Environmental Awards in April Sierra Energy celebrated this month after receiving two awards for environmental achievement. Sierra Energy received the City of Davis Environmental Recognition Award, and CEO—Mike G. Hart—accepted the Cool Davis Eco-Hero Award. Sierra Energy began when Mike discovered FastOx gasification while serving as a judge in the UC [...]

Sierra Energy Awarded Grant For Hydrogen Fuel Research

Sierra Energy is pleased to announce the award of a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the Defense Logistics Agency. The $100,000 grant will allow Sierra Energy to further explore the production of hydrogen fuel from waste. Sierra Energy’s patented FastOx gasifier converts waste into an energy-dense gas with high hydrogen content. The system’s operational […]

Sierra Energy wins Defense Energy Technology Challenge for FastOx Gasifier Innovations

Sierra Energy was selected as one of the winners of the 2014 Defense Energy Technology Challenge as part of the annual Defense Energy Summit and Innovation Showcase in Austin, Texas, November 11-13. The summit’s focus centers on proposed initiatives, and how to accelerate clean energy and infrastructure solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD). Mike […]

U.S. Department of Defense Selects Sierra Energy for 2013 Installation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (NOVEMBER 15, 2012): Sierra Energy today announced receiving a $3 million investment from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to install a modular, community-scale waste gasification system (FastOx Pathfinder) at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County, California. Sierra Energy’s FastOx Pathfinder system was selected by the DoD’s Environmental Security Technology […]