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Nevada Company Turning Trash Into Biofuels

A clean energy conference kicked off in Las Vegas Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and federal Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighting a northern Nevada project being built to convert municipal solid waste into diesel and jet fuel.  They joined Fulcrum BioEnergy officials at  the annual National Clean Energy Summit.

The company's Sierra BioFuels Plant in Storey County will convert some 200,000 tons of trash from the Lockwood Regional Landfill in Sparks into more than 10 million gallons per year of biofuels. The conference is expected to draw about 800 public officials, corporate leaders and advocates to the Mandalay Bay Resort.
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