Queensland councils look into landfill biogas extraction – AustraliaPosted on September 12, 2023 by DrRossH in Landfills and Disposal
Queensland council leaders looked into landfill biogas extraction at a open day at the Toowoomba Waste Management Centre.
In a Queensland first, biogas recovered from the Toowoomba Waste Management Centre (Hermitage Road) is collected and converted into electricity via LGI’s recently commissioned power station. The initiative reduces Toowoomba Regional Council’s greenhouse gas emissions while powering the Wetalla Water Reclamation Facility, one of council’s highest energy users, with renewable energy.
This power project aligns with the Queensland Government’s Energy and Jobs Plan which has set a renewable energy target of 70 per cent by 2032.
LGI Chief Operating Officer, Jarryd Doran said council leaders could save millions of dollars for their communities by going green using landfill biogas extraction as well as having long-term certainty of their cost of energy.
Companies like Biogone are contributing this by making plastic waste able to biodegrade inn a landfill. For may years yet plastic is going to be dumped to landfill, so using Biogone technology to allow that plastic to biodegrade makes good economic and sustainable sense.