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KFBK 1530: Local company turns trash into energy

 

KFBK interviews Sierra Energy’s CEO Mike Hart

August 11, 2010

KFBK 1530 News Talk

At the Renewable Energy Testing Center Sierra Energy, a small company that is taking waste and converting it into power. Their model takes garbage and, using a blast furnace, turns it trash into synthesis gas. President Mike Hart says the emissions are captured by the gasifier and recycled by the machine.

Major waste companies are keeping a close eye on Sierra Energy. An Oregon firm is already in talks to build a site. Hart hopes the major metropolitans will soon follow.

Hart says his company will drive environmental change through economics, instead of government mandates. He says the key is being able to sell the gas that is produced from our garbage.