Incinerators to use waste heat

Several planned incinerator and gasification plants intend to supply heat to local businesses, as well as producing electricity, but these still form a minority of projects

At least three incinerator and gasification projects announced over the past six months have firm plans to use the heat they will produce instead of wasting it.

The developers behind other schemes hope to find heat users after they are built.

Table: Incinerator developments, November 2009 to May 2010There has been movement on a dozen incinerator and gasification projects since last November (see table).

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