EarthPower is Australia’s first regional food biomass waste-to-energy facility with a capacity of 3.75 MW, it is located in Camellia, New South Wales. The facility processes fruit, vegetable, meat and dairy waste and converts it into renewable electricity.
The EarthPower facility uses anaerobic digestion technology to convert solid and liquid food waste, into a combustible gas similar to natural gas. The digester gas is recovered and used to fuel cogeneration engines, which produce fully accredited renewable electricity. This electricity was sold to Diamond Energy between March 2013 and March 2017 and into the national electricity grid.
Here is another example of how the support of our customers has enabled us to support renewable energy projects and the innovative technologies or Australia’s renewable energy future.