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Australia invests in new waste-to-energy tech

Australia – Lily D’Ambrosio, Australia’s Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Action, has announced the recipients of five grants from the AU$ 2.38 million Waste to Energy Infrastructure Fund during last week’€™s tour of a waste-to-energy plant in Shepparton.

The new grants will help businesses and corporations upgrade waste management practices and support projects that will deliver almost 1MW of renewable energy capacity per annum, D’ambrosio has explained.

Diamond Valley Pork will receive AU$ 284 929 to install an anaerobic digester to improve waste management and generate energy.

Western Region Water Corporation will receive AU$ 802 784 to collect organic waste material and generate energy.

Nestle Australia will receive AU$ 182 510 to create a system where organic waste from starch based soft confectionery is used for bio-energy.

East Gippsland Region Water Corporation will receive $209,765 to enhance an existing bio-digester to process septic tank waste, food waste, fats, oils and greases.

Resource Resolution will receive AU$ 900 000 to help it build an anaerobic digester to divert local commercial food waste and other organics from landfill.

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