Central Victorian councils to turn organic waste to energy

Last Modified: Thu Nov 03 2016 13:36:31 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • $125,000
    grant towards a proof of concept Waste-to-Energy Micro-Power Station Network announced by the state government of Victoria.
  • 6
    Councils will receive the funding for the project: Ballarat, Hepburn, Central Goldfields, Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander and Pyrenees Shire.
  • $50,000
    received by Hepburn Shire Council for the development of a final business case for the Waste-to-Energy Micro-Power Station Network.
  • $75,000
    received by the other councils towards extending the proposed facility across municipal boundaries so the network can be used for the entire region.
  • 6 MW
    capacity of the co-generation power station, which will be fuelled completely by organic waste.
  • 43,000 tonnes
    of organic waste will be diverted from landfill as a consequence.
  • 80,000 tonnes
    cut in Greenhouse Gas emissions, equivalent to taking 20,000 cars off the roads.
  • $9.5 million
    likely savings for rate payers each year.
  • 4 years
    estimated Payback period of the project.
  • 21%
    estimated average Return on Investment (ROI) for participating Councils.