Draft PPS18: Renewable Energy
Annex 1 Energy from Waste (Thermal Processes) Technology: Pyrolysis
In recent years the concepts of waste pyrolysis and gasification have received considerable attention and a number of companies are offering systems for commercial installation. Pyrolysis is the process of heating fuel in the absence of air to produce charcoal and a gaseous fuel (‘syngas’). These can then be burned in boilers, engines or turbines to generate heat and power. Plants with pyrolysis only are less common than those where pyrolysis is combined with gasification.