Victoria’s Western Water utility has begun construction of a Waste to Energy Facility to convert fats, grease, cooking oils and other commercial liquid food waste into renewable methane biogas.
The area is home to large food and beverage manufacturing and hospitality industries which generate liquid organic wastes.
The $3.3 million installation, at the Melton Recycled Water Plant, will power the treatment plant, helping reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Other benefits of the new anaerobic digestor include reducing landfill and recovering a valuable resource.
The facility is being constructed in partnership with Sustainability Victoria who contributed $800,000 to support the project.
The new plant will be in operation in early 2021, and have the capacity to treat expected increases in waste over the next 15 years.
Picture: Western Water
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