Out of gas: What went wrong with the UK’s gasification industry?

Despite government backing, plants that turn waste into combustible gas have rarely worked as hoped, leaving an expensive legacy of rusting metal. Gareth Simkins and Luke Walsh explore the past and future of the controversial technology.

by Gareth Simkins and Luke Walsh
Amey's Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park
Amey's Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park has not performed as well as hoped. Photograph: Amey

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