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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.

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