Avertas energy will divert 460,000 tonnes of household, commercial and industrial waste from Western Australian landfill each year, equivalent to one quarter of Perth’s post-recycling rubbish.
In accordance with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) guidelines for bioenergy projects, a life cycle assessment (LCA) has been performed on the waste-to-energy project by leading international engineering consultancy, Ramboll.
The ARENA guidelines show that Avertas Energy will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the Perth metropolitan area by the equivalent of 460,000 tonnes CO2 per annum. That’s the equivalent of taking 85,000 cars off the road every year.
The waste-to-energy facility itself will produce minimal emissions from its site operations and the transport of consumables and by-products. It will also replace the use of coal to create the equivalent of 38MW per annum of electricity generation.