Australia’s largest meat processor and exporter Teys Australia has turned to biogas to power a plant expansion which will see it launch a new value added meat brand.
The company revealed that its Teys Naracoorte Beef Processing Facility had captured biogas from a Covered Anaerobic Lagoon and used it for the first time to fuel its new co-generation plant.
The lagoon is part of the plant’s waste treatment facilities and until now leaked flammable gases into the environment.
The CAL project delivers an array of environmental benefits, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions such as methane and odours.
The project is part of a $30 million upgrade to the Naracoorte plant to boost beef output by 20 per cent.
The meat is destined for a new Teys luxury brand destined for export and domestic markets that the company is launching later this year.
The plant employs 500 and will take on an additional 100 people after the upgrade is complete.
In 2018, Teys partnered with the South Australian government to couple the biogas farm with a co-generation plant.
The electricity and heat produced are vital for a meat processing facility that requires refrigeration and steam for its processes.
Picture: Teys Australia/Naracoorte
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