Biomass by definition is a renewable source of energy, and gasification is a carbon neutral activity. Gasification differs from other biomass practices such as ethanol or palm oil production in two important ways.
First, unlike ethanol and especially corn ethanol, it does not require enormous amounts of energy to process into fuel. Gasification is a very direct and efficient conversion of biomass into fuel and electricity.
Second, unlike palm oil plantations, biomass for gasification does not displace native forests and tree species with a palm monoculture.
The gasifier is meant to convert waste by-products into useful energy. Many of these potential fuels are currently either left to rot or are disposed of by burning in the field, emitting greenhouse gasses and pollutants uncontrollably.Lastly, the Syngas produced by the gasifier is a mixture of mostly CO and H. The GEK gasifier cracks or disposes of other organic matter as part of the combustion and filtering process. The result is a very clean-burning gas, with emissions that are cleaner than natural gas, by itself the cleanest burning fuel in wide use.