ARENA funding for a feasibility study that will take household rubbish and convert it into “refuse derived fuel” (RDF) a product that can be burned in place of coal. EnergyAustralia, which runs the Mount Piper coal powered station would then use that fuel to power a hybrid boiler used to preheat steam that is used in early stages of the power generating process.
of RDF that the plant will be able to consume should the technology succeed.
renewable energy generation capacity that would be created that would replace coal.
reduction in CO2 emission per year even as the plant generates the same amount of electricity.