Energy Recovery from Waste

Integrating the recovery and reuse of waste with the generation of energy.


Avertas Energy is a co-development between Macquarie Capital and DIF.

Avertas Energy acknowledges funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

The international consortium constructing and operating the waste-to-energy facility includes Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy company Acciona, with technology provider Keppel Seghers, and waste management and energy services company Veolia.

Avertas Energy will be the first facility of its kind in Australia, integrating the recovery and reuse of waste with the generation of energy to provide a practical solution to two community challenges: waste disposal and renewable energy supply.

Our waste-to-energy facility under construction in Kwinana, south of Perth, uses tried and tested technology and has the capacity to generate 36MW of electricity when it is complete. Waste-to-energy technology is a viable, clean and sustainable alternative to landfill disposal, which complements the 3Rs (reduce, reuse & recycle) and is integral to any modern integrated waste management system.

Targeting zero waste
to landfill

Maximising renewable electricity generation

Economic and community boost with long-term new jobs

Improve community recycling and waste management

Located in the heart of
the Kwinana Industrial Area

Avertas Energy facility is designed to process 400,000 tonnes per year of residual (post recycling) Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

Location Kwinana, Western Australia

Max electricity delivered: 36MW


Australia’s first thermal waste-to-energy facility reaches financial close, construction to commence this month

18 Oct 2018

Financial close has today been reached on Australia’s first thermal waste-to-energy facility in Kwinana, Western Australia.  Construction of the facility, which has been co-developed by Macquarie Capital and Phoenix Energy Australia (Phoenix Energy), will commence this month and is scheduled to open by the end of 2021. The facility will ...

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Overview of Avertas Energy waste-to-energy facility

6 Mar 2019

Avertas Energy is a practical solution for reducing landfill and finding new sources of reliable clean energy. Watch the video below to learn about waste-to-energy technology and the environmental and economic benefits it will have on local communities      

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Snapshot of Avertas Energy waste-to-energy facility

7 Mar 2019

Avertas Energy is Australia’s first thermal waste-to-energy facility. Learn more about the project, the waste-to-energy process and the environmental and economic benefits it will have on the community through the infographic below.

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Construction underway for Australia’s first thermal waste-to-energy facility

8 Mar 2019

Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Mark McGowan MLA, and Federal Minister for the Environment, the Honourable Melissa Price MP, today marked the commencement of construction of Australia’s first thermal waste-to-energy facility at a sod turning ceremony on the facility’s site at Kwinana.   The facility, named Avertas Energy, will ...

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New fact sheet shows energy from waste plant emissions will be 99.9 per cent steam and air

20 Aug 2019

Avertas Energy has released an industry-first factsheet detailing its energy from waste plant emissions, combining independent data and analysis from world-leading environmental experts. The fact sheet shows emissions from Avertas Energy will contribute no more than 3.7 per cent to levels of pollutants independently measured in the Kwinana air shed, ...

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Development of the waste-to-energy facility provides economic benefits that range from jobs to securing new energy supplies for communities and business.

Avertas Energy wants to help change the way society views waste and to use better waste management practices to improve the environment.

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