Aggregated waste to energy (W2E)

12 October 2020
Focus area: Sustainability
Program stream: Sustainability
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This project aimed to explore how red meat processors can aggregate localised bio-wastes to help make distributed Waste to Energy (W2E) facilities more feasible in regional locations.

A tool was created for members to help quickly assess Aggregated Waste to Energy scenarios. Based on plant throughput, it rapidly determines the typical tonnes per week of different waste stream materials that could be utilised in W2E systems, i.e. paunch, aerobic pond sludge, dissolved air flotation (DAF) sludge, screenings, plastics, cardboard/paper and cafeteria wastes.
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