Based on technology readiness, reliability, facility design, environmental  performance, beneficial use of waste, marketability of recycled products and experience and resources of the project sponsor, the [IWT] Alliance satisfied every criteria along with only one other thermal technology competitor.

The New York Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Sanitation evaluated solid waste management technologies beginning in 2003.

The City’s consultant, ARI, concluded the following:​

Based on supplier credibility, existing operations experience, completeness of engineering, landfill diversion, permit ability and economics, IWT and the Thermoselect technology wereranked #1 worldwide.

Independent Third Party Evaluation 

The City and County of Los Angeles commissioned two independently prepared comprehensive reports to evaluate commercially available non-incineration waste processing technologies beginning in 2004.
• Los Angeles County Report
• ​New York City Report

URS, our nation’s largest engineering firm prepared both reports, using two separate evaluation teams and concluded the following: