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Using waste and biomass for gasification can produce low carbon power efficiently particularly at a town scale

29 June 2017

Geraint Evans
Geraint Evans Programme Manager

Our analysis work has shown that gasification projects with integrated syngas clean-up have the potential to be competitive with other sources of renewable power, but support will be required to enable their early deployment.

That is why we are investing £5m in a 1.5MWe gasification project incorporating syngas cleaning and tar removal in the West Midlands to help accelerate the development of the technology, build confidence in it and bring it to market earlier than it otherwise would.

The plant will be more compact than many other energy from waste designs currently available and this new compact design could be suitable for providing heat and power to factories, hospitals as well as being suitable to integrate with heat networks in towns and cities.