Gasification technology has been used for over 100 years, and it was the basis of town gasworks using coal before being replaced by North Sea gas. The technology has also been used with various types of waste for some decades. Its application to mixed wastes, such as RDF, is more recent, although many commercial scale plants have been constructed in the last 20 years.
There are numerous working gasification plants successfully using RDF, particularly in Scandinavia and Japan. The technology proposed for this application has a successful track record of dealing with RDF.
There are a number of similar gasification plants being built in the UK at present, for example in Milton Keynes, Derby, Hull and Levenseat in Scotland.