MASG’s 2015 ‘Waste to Energy’ pre-feasibility study has investigated bio energy opportunities at the dually located Castlemaine Land Fill Station and Sewerage Treatment Facility.
The project goals were as follows:
- Identify and map waste streams
- Assess current energy use profiles
- Propose opportunities most likely to provide a reliable and commercially attractive outcome.
- The study has identified three possible renewable energy projects: bio-digester, gas from landfill, and bio-char/heating. With bio-digester and gas from landfill options recommended to proceed to a full feasibility study stage.
The community will be invited to be owner-investors and economic benefits will stay local via returns on investment and a new community grants fund.
The project is initiated and led by local people, in partnership with Coliban Waste and George Weston Foods.
Further details about this project can be found at www.bioenergy.net.au
Download the MASG Study’s here:
Stage 1 Castlemaine Waste-to-Energy Pre-Feasibility Executive Summary 2015