Shepparton Wastewater Treatment Facility
Our Shepparton biogas generation facility was commissioned in 2009 and was our second generator and one of the foundation generators in our renewable portfolio. The site is accredited under the GreenPower and Victorian Renewable Energy Target schemes.
Organic rich wastwater from Shepparton’s local community and food processing industry (including the SPC Ardmona processing factory) flows into Goulburn Valley Water’s Shepparton Wastewater Treatment Plant, producing a methane-rich biogas from the anaerobic digestion process. The biogas is captured and cleaned as the fuel source for the generator, and the renewable electricity is fed into the national grid.
The Shepparton facility was a lead and significant part of the ‘Resource Recovery Precinct’ that won the 2010 United Nations World Environment Day ‘Best Business Environmental Initiative’ award.
The facility also has a number of approvals including grid capacity for expansion.
Located at: Shepparton, Victoria
Capacity: 1.1 MW
Estimated CO2 savings: 5,500 T p.a
Owned and Operated by: Diamond Energy