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Low carbon energy from waste

  • Existing landfill waste streams can be converted into a source of low carbon electricity. By reducing the volume of waste placed in landfill, future emission levels of greenhouse gases such as methane can be reduced.
  • In contrast to incineration, the plasma gasification process lower volumes of pollutant gases, and no fly ash or waste ash. Harmful by-products such as dioxins are destroyed by the extremely high temperatures (+6000°C) and by the plasma process itself.
  • Plasma gasification is potentially a more efficient form of low carbon electricity generation when compared to existing fossil fuel, most renewable or other waste-to-electricity models such as incineration.
  • These facilities can be constructed on existing landfill sites, reducing the likelihood of opposition to their construction through the utilisation of existing infrastructure (e.g. roads built for waste transport).