Gasification firm gets renewables support after two-year effort

A gasification plant on the Isle of Wight has become the first to receive support for the renewable electricity it generates, paving the way for growth of the technology. The plant has recently recovered from several dioxin emission problems

Isle of Wight's gassification plant (credit: Energos)The Isle of Wight’s waste gasification plant, which uses Energos technology, has finally started receiving Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) for the electricity it generates. It is almost two years since it first applied for approval.

ROCs are not normally available to plants burning waste, but can be claimed by advanced conversion technologies such as gasification, pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion plants. Operators can claim ROCs for electricity generated using biodegradable waste.

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