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22 Jun

Biofuels Digest Shares Sierra Energy’s Vision for a Hydrogen-Fueled Future

Could clean, inexpensive, zero-emission fuel from garbage be the fuel of the future? Mike Hart thinks so and Jim Lane from Biofuels Digest shares his vision: Pathfinder: Sierra Energy heads for a world beyond garbage, traditional power, fuel.   The power equation What is it, exactly, the Sierra Energy FastOx Pathfinder technology? Think “teensy blast […]

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22 Jun

Sierra Energy in New York Times

The New York Times printed Sierra Energy’s story in the August 18, 2013, Sunday Business Section. The article discusses how FastOx can impact the Department of Defense and the success Sierra Energy has accomplished thus far.   THERE is an indisputable elegance to the idea of transforming garbage into fuel, of turning icky, smelly detritus […]

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22 Jun

In Memory of Wil Agatstein

  Sierra Energy is sad to announce the loss of our valued colleague, Wil Agatstein. Wil, a member of Sierra Energy’s advisory board and executive director of the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, passed away unexpectedly yesterday.   Wil dedicated his life to entrepreneurship and the power of technology to make a positive […]

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22 Jun

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 […]

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22 Jun

Sierra Energy In Forbes Article

Sierra Energy was quoted in a recent Forbes article on how the military has been encouraging biofuel startups in their mission to reduce fossil fuel dependency. The startup, based in Davis, Calif., is developing technology to transform a blast furnace into a machine that can vaporize garbage and produce either diesel fuel or electricity. It’s […]

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22 Jun

Sierra Energy Supporting DoD Energy Iniatives

Sierra Energy recognizes the benefits of domestic alternative and biofuel production goes far beyond environmental. As a result, Sierra Energy continues working to find an economical and efficient path from waste to drop-in transportation fuels.   During a recent webinar Sierra Energy attended, Military Legislative Assistant, Casey Howard called our nation’s lack of domestic biofuel […]

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22 Jun

Sierra Energy receives California’s “Most Innovative New Product” Award

On Thursday, June 21st, Sierra Energy was one of 40 finalists showcasing their best innovations while competing for California’s “Most Innovative New Product of the Year” award.   Sierra Energy had six minutes to convince a panel of judges that its FastOx Pathfinder—a compact and modular waste gasification system that converts nearly any form of trash […]

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22 Jun

Biomass Magazine Covers Keynote Presentation Given by Mike Hart

Hart was the keynote speaker at the third annual Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show in San Francisco, Calif., Jan 16-18. He delivered a speech that emphasized the versatility of synthesis gas, as well as how the value of biomass—particularly municipal solid waste (MSW)—will drastically increase over the next couple decades.   Hart said […]

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22 Jun

Sierra Energy Selected as a GoingGreen Global 200 Winner

Davis waste gasification company recognized for creating new opportunities in green technology.   Sierra Energy, a waste gasification and renewable energy company, announced today that its been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 winners, for the second year in a row.   “Picking this year’s GoingGoing Global 200 was a very […]

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22 Jun

Sierra Energy’s Mk4 demonstration gasifier shifts into FastOx™ mode

And  we’re off! After a thorough commissioning phase, Sierra Energy launched  its FASTOX™ testing campaign using its Mk4 demonstration gasifier. The  gasifier is operating on a wide variety of feedstocks including MSW,  steel-belted tires, medical waste, wood chips, and eco-pellets made of  walnut shells.  The syngas, metal, and slag produced during these tests  are undergoing […]

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