Energy Recovery from Waste

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


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 38MW 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 460,000 tonnes per year of residual (post recycling) Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

Location Kwinana, Western Australia

Max electricity delivered: 38MW


Site Progress: November 2023

22 Nov 2023

In August, the facility was officially connected to the Western Power grid, what a fantastic milestone! This has enabled an increase in commissioning activity around the facility as construction nears completion. Most of the external cladding has now been completed and the building is fast becoming weather proof. Internal fit ...

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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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Energy from waste: thermal treatment fact sheet

9 Jul 2019

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) has released a helpful and informative factsheet on energy from waste. This document answers many commonly asked questions, and is a useful resource for anyone looking to learn more about energy from waste. The factsheet can be viewed here: Energy ...

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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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