Our first project is the Sierra Biofuels Plant located in Storey County, Nevada, approximately 20 miles east of Reno. Once completed, Sierra is expected to process approximately 175,000 tons of MSW feedstock annually, creating 10.5 million gallons per year of renewable synthetic crude oil, or “syncrude,” that will be processed by our partners into transportation fuel.

With $280 million of capital investment, 500 construction jobs, 120 permanent jobs and approximately 1,000 indirect jobs, Sierra is helping stimulate economic growth in Northern Nevada.

Sierra Phase One: Feedstock Processing Facility (FPF)

Construction of our 65,000 square foot FPF was completed in 2016 and the facility has been in operations since. The FPF is strategically located adjacent to Waste Management’s Lockwood Regional Landfill, one of the largest landfills in the Western U.S. The FPF is also within close proximity to the Sierra Biorefinery to maximize supply chain logistics and reduce transportation costs.

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Sierra Phase Two: Biorefinery

Phase 2 of our Sierra project is the Sierra Biorefinery where the prepared MSW feedstock produced at the FPF will be converted into a low-carbon syncrude. The syncrude product will then be transported to an Andeavor (formerly Tesoro) refinery to be further processed into transportation fuel. The Biorefinery is expected to begin operations in 2020.

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