Avertas Energy is situated in the Kwinana Industrial Area, roughly 40km south of Perth CBD, Western Australia, and receives waste from a number of local communities.
Avertas Energy will deliver wide-ranging benefits to those local communities providing the waste feedstock, the regional economy and the outer metropolitan environment.
In addition to diverting 400,000 tonnes of waste from Perth landfill, Avertas Energy will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 400,000 tonnes per year, and can provide a reliable source of baseload power to the local governments who supply waste.
Avertas Energy itself will create local jobs and will also play a role in educating the community on waste-to-energy processes and other waste management methods and practices.
Development of the waste-to-energy facility provides economic benefits that range from jobs to secure new energy supplies for communities and business.
The Avertas Energy facility will create more than 800 jobs during construction, including apprenticeships, sub-contractors and suppliers.
Once the facility is operational, approximately 60 full-time positions will be created.
Avertas Energy wants to help change the way society views waste and to use better waste management practices to improve the environment.
Avertas energy will divert 400,000 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 400,000 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 36MW per annum of electricity generation.