Vic awards first energy from waste licence

Vic awards first energy from waste licence

Posted on March 19, 2024 by DrRossH in Landfills and Disposal

The Maryvale Energy from Waste project will process non-recyclable municipal solid waste that would otherwise go to landfill.

Source: Vic awards first energy from waste licence

Victorian Minister for Environment Steve Dimopoulos said the Waste to Energy Scheme is a key initiative that will help the state reach its target of diverting 80% of waste from landfill by 2030.

Victoria has the second highest waste-to-landfill amount in Australia, according to the National Waste Report 2022, with the state witnessing a 15% increase since 2016–17.

“We know we need to look beyond landfill to reach net zero, and EfW is one way in which to divert from landfill,” said Richard Kirkman, CEO and Managing Director for Veolia Australia and New Zealand.

“These facilities have been converting waste into heat and electricity by means of combustion, as well as enabling recycling of metals and reuse of aggregates. In comparison to landfilling, they also manage waste immediately rather than leaving it to future generations to manage,”