Waste Gasification & Pyrolysis: High Risk, Low Yield Processes for Waste Management

Africa - Incineration and cement kilns -

Gasification and pyrolysis attempt to convert solid waste into synthetic gas or oils, followed by combustion (in the U.S. and the EU they are regulated as waste incinerators). This report finds that while there is little data available on the operations of attempted commercial facilities, there are numerous examples of plants that have been forced to shut down due to technical failures and financial failures.