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
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
Site progress: August 2020
6 Oct 2020
Since our last update lime and carbon silos have been installed on site, with work progressing on outlet ramps. Please view progress below.Learn More >
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 communitiesLearn More >
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.Learn More >
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 ...Learn More >
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 ...Learn More >