Is gasification of biomass environmentally damaging?

The process of gasification of biomass is not environmentally damaging. There is a difference between biomass combustion and the gasification of (torrefied) biomass. Biomass combustion is a highly-polluting process emitting fine particles and toxic gases like benzene, toluene and xylene. Gasification does the opposite; the biomass is converted into clean syngas and char. There is zero pollution by the emission of these toxic gases.

The by-product of our two-step approach is char. By applying this biochar as fertilizer, it makes a game-changing impact on the photosynthetic cycle, and adds essential elements to soil.