View of metal pipes at the Sierra facility, with mountains in the background


At a Glance

The world’s first commercial scale waste-to-fuels plant, Sierra began initial operations in May 2022. The syncrude product will then be transported to a Marathon Petroleum refinery to be processed into transportation fuels.

Commercial Operations Started


Feedstock Processing

175,000 tons of garbage per year

Est. Clean Fuel Production

11 million gallons per year

Carbon Emissions Reduction

More than 80% compared to the production of traditional jet fuel


Making a positive impact

Employee on top of walkway at the Sierra BioFuels Plant & Feedstock Processing Facility with blue skies in background

We’ve made significant investments in our Sierra BioFuels Plant that are positively impacting the local community. We’re producing clean fuels that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80%, reducing the amount of waste going to the landfill, creating and supporting clean energy jobs and investing to help the Northern Nevada region be a center for energy innovation.

Permanent Jobs Created


Economic Impact

Increasing business and investment and creating indirect jobs in Northern Nevada

Sierra Feedstock Processing Facility

Our Sierra BioFuels Plant includes a Biorefinery where we produce clean fuels and a Feedstock Processing Facility (“FPF”) which plays a key role in our overall process by providing the prepared feedstock for the Biorefinery.


  • We sort, separate, process and size the landfill waste to remove recyclable products and other inorganic and unprocessable materials
  • Located strategically adjacent to WM's Lockwood Regional Landfill, one of the largest landfills in the western United States
  • Having the FPF located near our Sierra BioFuels Plant also allows us to reduce our transportation costs and simplify our supply chain


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