Fort Hunter Liggett

The first commercial FastOx® system is installed at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County, California.

The U.S. Army and Department of Defense are committed to eliminating their need for on-site waste management. This will significantly lower risk, cost and their carbon footprint related to transporting and the disposal of trash. FastOx gasification will convert post-recycled, municipal solid waste currently being generated on the garrison and help the military achieve their 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.

System Specifications

Gasifier Size

20 tons per day


MSW and biomass


Electricity and diesel


0.25 acres

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.



Fort Hunter Liggett