Gasification of waste – is it clean; and is it green?

Gasification, along with ‘pyrolysis’ and ‘plasma technologies’, is one of the exciting new buzzwords in the world of energy-from-waste. These “advanced thermal treatments” (ATTs) certainly sound futuristic, the stuff of science-fiction even, but do the claims their proponents make stack up, and how different are they from old-fashioned incineration? The key difference is that rather … Read more Gasification of waste – is it clean; and is it green?