THERMOSELECT Vivera Facility in Fondotoce / Italy The THERMOSELECT process concept was developed at the end of the nineteen eighties. Following detailed preliminary trials on the coking and gasification performance of waste, the design of a large scale pilot facility was carried out in 1991. In 1991/1992 the facility in Fondotoce was constructed on the banks of the Lago Maggiore with a waste treatment capacity of 30,000 tonnes per year and commenced operations in March 1992. The equipment was tested in practical operation for several years and was continuously optimised. Leading international testing institutes such as the German TÜV analysed the machines’ operations, the quality of the recovered products and the level of emissions and attested excellent results. Degasificatioin duct Granulate discharge Gas engine