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* 1. What is your postcode?

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* 2. What is your age?

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* 3. What is your gender?

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* 4. Have you read the information paper?

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* 5. What do you think waste-to-energy is?

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* 6. Do you think we should have incineration in the ACT?

Incineration is the direct burning of waste at high temperature in combustion chambers. This can be used to generate electricity and heat.

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* 7. Do you think we should have gasification in the ACT?

Gasification is the heating of waste with controlled amounts of oxygen which results in a chemical reaction that creates a gas. The gas can then be used to generate electricity.

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* 8. Do you think we should have pyrolysis in the ACT?

Pyrolysis is the heating, but not burning, of waste to form combustible gases and liquids which can be used to generate electricity. Solid residue is also produced which can be used as soil additive.

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* 9. Do you think we should have refuse derived fuel (including PEF) in the ACT?

Refuse derived fuel, including Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF), is the processing of combustible components of the waste stream by shredding and squashing. The result is a solid fuel mix which can be burnt, or transported and burnt elsewhere.

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* 10. Do you think we should have anaerobic digestion in the ACT?

Anaerobic digestion is a form of advanced composting. It uses the organic component of the waste stream to form gases which can be used to generate electricity. This is a more controlled form of landfill gas capture.

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* 11. Would you have any concerns if all types of waste-to-energy were allowed in the ACT?

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* 12. Do you think there are any benefits associated with waste-to-energy?

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* 13. How would you feel about PEF if it was manufactured in the ACT and used as fuel (i.e. burned) elsewhere to replace some traditional fossil fuel usage?

Because PEF is a solid fuel (it is just squashed and shredded waste) it can be collected and transported. It can then be used as a substitute for other fossil fuels in thermal processes such as power stations or cement kilns. It could be possible for PEF to be processed in the ACT but transported to another jurisdiction for burning as part of existing processes.

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* 14. Do you think that waste-to-energy should only apply to residual waste?

Residual waste is the component of the waste stream that would go to landfill once other recycling options such as ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ have all been exhausted.

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* 15. Are you satisfied with this opportunity to provide feedback?

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