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Sierra Energy Featured in The Wall Street Journal

  "For centuries, people have burned waste to create energy, sending carbon billowing into the atmosphere. Transforming garbage into clean fuel, however, was an alchemy confined to fiction, like the movie “Back to the Future.” Now, a handful of companies want to turn household trash into low-emissions fuels for planes, trains and trucks." Read more [...]

Sierra Energy hires operations officer to bring technology to market

Davis-based Sierra Energy has hired a technology veteran as chief operations officer to help the company commercialize its FastOx gasification technology, which turns garbage into clean energy. Read more here: Sacramento Business Journal

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 [...]

Sacramento Business Journal Reports SteelRiver Investment in Sierra Energy

Sacramento Business Journal Reports SteelRiver Investment in Sierra Energy The Sacramento Business Journal breaks the news about SteelRiver's investment in Sierra Energy. Our team is excited to move forward with SteelRiver and bring FastOx gasification to market as quickly as possible. Read more about the deal in the full article below or on Sacramento Business Journal's [...]

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 […]

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