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Australia’s first energy-from-waste plant to be built in WA

Staff Writer |
On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $23 million in funding to develop an Australian-first energy-from-waste project in Western Australia which will reduce waste going to landfill.

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Co-developed by Macquarie Capital (Australia) Limited and Phoenix Energy Australia Pty Ltd, the $668 million facility will be located in the Kwinana Industrial Area 40 km south of Perth.

The facility will recover energy from waste, delivering approximately 36 MW of baseload electricity capacity – enough to power 50,000 households.

The facility will divert up to 400,000 tonnes per year of municipal solid waste from non-recyclable curbside collection.

The plant will also be capable of processing commercial and industrial waste and construction and demolition waste.

The waste will be sourced from a range of sources including local councils in the Perth metropolitan area.

The project has the ability to generate large scale generation certificates (LGCs) for eligible feedstock in accordance with Clean Energy Regulator requirements.

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