Las Vegas 50 MW Gasification Facility


The Apex Astra Renewable Energy Facility is a renewable fuel fired gasification power plant to be located in the Apex Industrial park in North Las Vegas. The new waste to energy facility will be built in two phases, the first will generate 50 MW from a 4 reactor unit gasification line by efficiently and cleanly processing approximately 1,400 tons/day of biomass fuel derived mainly from light construction and demolition waste.  The overall Facility plan calls for a second 50 MW gasification line to be added at a future date. Infrastructure needed to accommodate the second 50 MW line is being provided for during phase I development of the site.


Biomass for the project will be sorted from collected construction and demolition waste, in an  offsite sorting facility, prior to transport to the Gasification Facility.  Electrical power will be sold under a power purchase agreement (PPA).

When in full operation, the first (50 MW) phase of new power plant will generate an average of approximately 1,000 MWh/day of electrical energy that will be provided to clients seeking base load renewable power in Nevada or California. At full 100 MW capacity in Phase II, the Facility will provide more than 2,000  MWh per day.


The plant will create approximately 80 new jobs, not including the jobs at the Lunas Sorting Facility to initially process the waste.

The new facility will take in pre-sorted and waste from the Lunas materials recovery facility as well as from other waste haulers in the Las Vegas area and from California. The pre-sorting and pre-shredding will allow only clean refuse derived fuel to enter the gasifiers.

The power plant will feature proprietary LoNOx flue gas recycle technology and an effective flue gas clean up train to ensure that regulated emissions are far below the concentrations allowed under Federal and State air quality standards.