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Defense Department Invests in Waste Gasification at BaseDefense Department Invests in Waste Gasification at Base

Allan Gerlat

November 20, 2012

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Defense Department Invests in Waste Gasification at Base

Sierra Energy Corp. is installing a waste gasification system for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) at its U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County, Calif.

The Davis, Calif.-based Sierra Energy said in a news release that it received $3 million investment from the DoD to install a modular, community-scale FastOx Pathfinder waste gasification system. The DoD wants to increase its energy security, reduce waste and energy costs, significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help meet the U.S. Army’s net-zero initiatives.

The nation’s largest consumer of energy, the DoD has selected six pilot installations to be net-zero energy and net-zero waste by 2020.

“There is a strong synergy between Sierra Energy’s technology and the DoD’s commitment to diminish its energy requirements, increase renewable energy generation, and reduce waste at installations,” said Nicole Lederer, co-founder of Environmental Entrepreneurs and an advisor for Sierra Energy.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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