FastOx System Installed at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett in California.

The U.S. Army and Department of Defense are committed to eliminating their need for on-site waste management. The Base wanted to significantly lower risk, cost and their carbon footprint related to the transporting and disposal of trash produced at the training facility.

The FastOx gasification system on site has been designed to convert post-recycled, municipal solid waste generated on the garrison into electricity and fuels to help the military achieve its energy security and zero-waste goals. The Fort Hunter Liggett project sets a new mile marker on the US Army's path to zero waste.


The FHL facility is the demonstration and optimization platform for the FastOx technology. This plant was constructed to test the technology at a community scale and validate that the FastOx system is a robust, net-energy-producing, and cost-efficient way to eliminate waste.

System Specifications


20 tons


MSW & Biomass


.25 acres


Electricity & FTD

U.S. Department of Defense

The DoD invested $3 million into the Fort Hunter Liggett project as part of the U.S. Army’s net-zero waste initiative. The initiative requires the conversion of biomass and post-recycled waste into electricity.

CA Energy Commission

The California Energy Commission invested $5 million into the Fort Hunter Liggett project to demonstrate the production of ultra-low carbon renewable diesel fuel. This diesel will be produced via the Fischer-Tropsch process.

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army sponsored the project at Fort Hunter Liggett, and will be the owner and operator. This project meets the Army’s responsible waste management goals while achieving energy security via renewable resources.

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This project has been reviewed and approved by the regional Water Quality Control Board and the Monterey Regional Air Pollution Control District. All appropriate environmental assessments have been completed.

Fort Hunter Liggett