Avertas Energy is a practical solution to two big community challenges:
- Disposing of significant quantities of household rubbish
- Providing additional secure and uninterrupted (baseload) renewable energy
Located in the heart of the Kwinana Industrial Area, south of Perth, Avertas Energy will use world-class technologies to process 400,000 tonnes per year of residual (post recycling) waste, significantly reducing CO2 emissions and delivering 36MW of baseload electricity to the grid.
These outcomes are the equivalent of taking 85,000 cars off Perth’s roads and powering 50,000 Perth households every year.
Avertas Energy will receive household waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill, occupying valuable productive land and producing a range of harmful greenhouse gases.
Avertas Energy will use tried and tested moving grate combustion technology already operational in more than 2,000 similar waste-to-energy facilities around the world.
Avertas Energy believes waste-to-energy can act as an essential and integral part of a larger urban waste management strategies and systems, as the process of Recovery complements the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse & Recycling) that underpin most modern waste management strategies.
Once fully commissioned, Avertas Energy will not only process residential waste for energy recovery, it will produce ash by-products which are used internationally for construction materials, and recover over 6,000 tonnes per year of recyclable metals not normally recovered by other means.
Max electricity delivered: 36MW
Avertas Energy is a co-development between Macquarie Capital and Dutch Infrastructure Fund.
The international consortium constructing and operating the facility includes Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy company Acciona, with technology provider Keppel Seghers, and waste management and energy services company Veolia.
Avertas is the Latin word for ‘switch’. We believe strongly in the concept of switching to a new alternative to landfill and a new reliable source of energy. Our new Kwinana waste-to-energy facility will switch communities to sustainable energy that provides a range of benefits.
The boomerang shape of our logo represents the idea of something that is thrown away but returns, such as the delivery to households and businesses of energy that is derived from their waste.