Tag: Sierra Energy

Sierra Energy taps van Walsem as COO

Sierra Energy taps van Walsem as COO

January 6, 2020 |

In California, Sierra Energy has lured Johan van Walsem away from his role as COO of Lygos, and van Walsem will now serve as COO helping to oversee development and deployment of the FastOx gasification. van Walsem previously was a long-time VP for Manufacturing and Product Development at Metabolix, and also was part of the […]

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From LanzaTech to Sierra Energy and the latest research, syngas is on fire

From LanzaTech to Sierra Energy and the latest research, syngas is on fire

July 8, 2018 |

  Syngas, or synthesis gas, is on fire lately, with new technologies making the most of waste products like CO2 or low-grade biomass and converting them into useful hot stuff like syngas that can then be turned into even better and hotter stuff like jet fuel, energy, and valuable chemicals. The latest news in this […]

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Sierra Energy building MSW gasification demo plant at California Army base

Sierra Energy building MSW gasification demo plant at California Army base

March 27, 2017 |

In California, Sierra Energy has teamed with the Army to trial its FastOx Gasifier technology that turns MSW into hydrogen for use in vehicles, carbon monoxide for electricity production and liquid metal as well as slag for reuse in other industries. The demo is being built at the Army’s Fort Hunter Liggit following initial testing […]

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SteelRiver Invests in Sierra Energy

SteelRiver Invests in Sierra Energy

June 26, 2016 |

In California, SteelRiver Infrastructure Fund North America has taken a minority stake in Davis-based Sierra Energywhose FastOx gasifier is now under construction in partnership with the U.S. Army and the California Energy Commission. Using steam and oxygen, FastOx gasifiers break down trash into an energy-dense fuel, without burning. This fuel can then be used to […]

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Sierra Energy Awarded Grant For Hydrogen Fuel Research

Sierra Energy Awarded Grant For Hydrogen Fuel Research

October 11, 2015 |

In California, the Defense Logistics Agency awarded Sierra Energy a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant $100,000 grant 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 efficiency will be able to produce hydrogen at a […]

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Sierra Energy Photo Votes for 2015-16

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Sierra Energy Photo Votes for 2015-16

September 11, 2015 |

Here are the photo votes received for Sierra Energy in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. More on photo voting in this years’ rankings process, here.

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for September 11, 2015

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for September 11, 2015

September 10, 2015 |

Here are the winning Photo Votes for the week in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. “There’s nothing like a photo vote to help a company,” said Digest editor Jim Lane, “in the strange and microscopic world of industrial biotechnology — to visualize its creativity, company spirit, and communicate a fun, positive […]

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4 minutes with…Mike Hart, CEO, Sierra Energy

4 minutes with…Mike Hart, CEO, Sierra Energy

November 5, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the advanced bioeconomy. Sierra Energy has created the world’s most efficient gasifier. FastOx developed in conjunction with UC Davis, US Army and California Energy Commission. Gasification is the missing link between complex feedstocks and a clean synthesis gas for use in a wide variety of biofuel […]

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Making Silk Purses from Sows Ears: Converting Waste Into Energy and Biofuels, Pt. II

Making Silk Purses from Sows Ears: Converting Waste Into Energy and Biofuels, Pt. II

March 27, 2014 |

by Tim Sklar Special to The Digest Part I of this story is available here. Major Claims Made for Using FastOx Gasifier Technology The following is a list of ten claims that are believed to be the most significant. These claims have either been directly expressed by Sierra Energy in materials used in this case […]

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Cool Planet surges into leads in Transformative Technologies 2014 early voting

Cool Planet surges into leads in Transformative Technologies 2014 early voting

March 18, 2014 |

Fresh faces and major players among the early leaders as voting gets underway. In Florida, The Digest announced that Cool Planet is now leading in two categories in early-voting for Transformative Technologies 2014. The Colorado-based early stage company is ahead for Conversion technology (liquid) and Transformative biomased material. DuPont continues to lead for Organic Catalyst […]

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