Welcome to Plasma Development LLC

An emerging leader in sustainable waste management, and provider of the revolutionary Gasplasma® process in North America.

We are pioneering a new era of waste disposal, transforming landfill diversion into a renewable energy goldmine. With our cutting-edge plasma gasification technology, we convert waste into valuable syngas, stimulating local economies, and reducing carbon emissions to a net negative.

Company History

Plasma Development LLC is the brainchild of technological visionaries with substantial experience in constructing and operating biomass refineries and waste recycling facilities.

Our goal? To challenge the status quo of sustainable waste management and contribute to a future where zero waste is a reality.

Our recycling solution is a fusion of technology and innovation. At the heart of it is the groundbreaking Gasplasma® technology. This ingenious technology transforms waste into renewable energy, biogas, and to engineered fuels that meet or exceed the requirements set by the US EPA Renewable Fuel Standard.

In parallel with the Gasplasma® technology, NOVO LLC’s Chemionyx® Water and Solids Treatment Systems enhance the overall output and efficiency of our solution by expanding the range of wastes that can be accepted and processed, at a cost equal to or less than the cost of disposal.

This efficient integrated solution is a result of our strategic partnership with Leveraged Green Energy (LGE) and NOVO Tech, allowing our projects to function as independent waste management systems.


Our parent entities include Leveraged Green Energy (LGE) – an early venture capital investor in Gasplasma® technology, NOVO LLC – leaders in recycling solutions for oil and gas waste, and experienced industry veterans who collectively have managed the development of over $10 billion in industrial and infrastructure projects in the power generation, manufacturing, desalinization, combined heat and power, and oil and gas industries.

It is through these collaborations that we offer recycling as opposed to disposal solutions that are environmentally friendly with very strong forecasted economics.

Meet the Team

Driving our success is a team diverse in talent but united in purpose, relentlessly pushing boundaries to reshape the waste disposal and recycling landscape.

Richard Nordin, CFA

Managing Director, partner

Mr. Nordin has extensive executive experience in project development and technology deployment on three continents. He has developed capital-intensive projects in Russia and Kazakhstan. He has also invested in emerging technologies in clean-tech, renewables, and critical infrastructure.

Mr. Nordin is fluent in Russian and served as a US Army Airborne Ranger Officer. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Harvard University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Registered Investment Banker.

+ 1 (617) 775-1418


John Vazquez

Director of Engineering, PARTNER

Mr. Vazquez is a licensed Professional Engineer with extensive experience in Renewable Energy infrastructure development. He has been instrumental in navigating the regulatory environment in Colorado. He has managed the successful completion of the Engineering Design & Operations Plan for the Green Hydrogen Biomass project in Weld County, which is now fully permitted to construct and operate.

Mr. Vazquez is a licensed Professional Engineer in more than 30 states and was graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

Donald King Esq.

General Counsel, PARTNER

Mr. King practiced law at McGuireWoods for more than 40 years before joining Plasma Development as in-house counsel. He led the McGuireWoods Corporate Compliance and Corporate Governance Practice and has particular expertise in the Energy and Infrastructure sectors.

Mr. King holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Harvard Law School.

+1 (804) 241-4541


Logan Clark

Director of Application Engineering, Partner

Mr. Clark is an experienced nuclear engineer with specific responsibility for the integrity and safety of steam generators in nuclear reactors around the world. He was a member of the Westinghouse Electric Company reactor vessel upgrade business, for the safe and secure service life extension of nuclear reactors throughout the United States.

Mr. Clark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Geneva College.

+1 (724) 396-6063


Jake McNair

Director of Environmental Science, Partner

Mr. McNair is an environmental scientist with expertise in soil contamination, water remediation, and the technologies developed for advanced remediation. These technologies include chemical and biological solutions, thermal desorption of contaminated soils, electro and chemical coagulation, flash vacuum phase change systems, and vacuum membrane distillation for contaminated water. Mr. McNair is an expert in securing permits for solid waste facilities, air pollution control, and beneficial use determination.

Mr. McNair holds a M.S. Degree in Biology and Biological Science from Brigham Young University.

+1 (970) 283-8892


Sid Jeffress

Director of Business Development, Partner

Sid Jeffress is an energy industry veteran, having worked for over 30 years in the areas of Production, Completion, Supply and Service. He has worked in many of the Oil and Gas Basins in the USA.

Sid plays a key role in Plasma Development’s project pipeline expansion having identified and sourced sites, waste streams, and partners in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Oklahoma.

Mr. Jeffress has an extensive network of energy industry relationships with strong interest in the emerging Energy Transition, which has been and continues to be a linchpin in Plasma Development’s ability to quickly source high-quality oppotunities throughout the United States.

Ted "Dink" Hixon

Eastern Business Development Manager

Mr. Hixon is a 30-year energy industry veteran, having held key positions all through the mid-Atlantic production and service regions.

Mr. Hixon has been instrumental in identifying and securing land sites, waste stream commitments, seed investor interest, and off take arrangments for Plasma Development projects in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Viriginia, Kentucky. He is currently looking to close additional opportunities in Maryland.

+1 (724) 366-9991


Richard Millard


+ 1 (480) 695-3767


Technical Advisory Board

Gianmaria La Porta
John Anagnostou

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