Biogas engines to convert methane into electricity

Brisbane Landfill is converting more green methane (landfill biogas) into renewable electricity following installation of two new 1.1MW landfill biogas engines at the landfill site in Rochedale. These new engines are expected to generate 18,250 MWh of renewable energy per annum, which is enough to electricity to power over 3300 Brisbane households on a 24/7 basis.

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Wasted Space: Is it that hard to be on the same page?

Evening Sir,. This land offers dichotomies for the ages. It doesn’t know what it’s doing – fire, flood, hot, cold, plagues of locusts, infestations of mice. It’s enough to test the mettle of even the most hardened Double-0 – I’d rather have Scaramanga, Blofeld or Drax to deal with any day of the week than the topsy turvy spell of weather we’ve had over the past two years, and its associated disruptions.

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Circular economy needs to gain more traction

Research commissioned by Veolia reveals that outside of the economy and cost of living, NSW voters are most concerned about the environment, which needs to get more traction in terms of a circular economy. In a post-pandemic world, voters say environmental sustainability is a priority, and that they support investment in recycling and waste initiatives to help prevent climate change – even if it means diverting funds from elsewhere. Read more

It’s time to stop the waste

In a recent Inside Waste issue, one of the Australian landfill stakeholders confirmed that around 70 per cent of landfill gas is captured over the life of landfill. The IPCC states that methane has 28 times the greenhouse gas (GHG) potential of carbon dioxide, yet our political leaders aim for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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WMRR: ‘We still need to challenge the status quo’

Australia’s waste and resource recovery (WARR) sector has moved forward in leaps and bounds since 2018, when China’s National Sword policy put the industry in the national limelight. The concerted efforts and leadership of, as well as investment by, the current federal government has placed and kept our essential industry on the national agenda.

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Election promises start ramping up

With the federal election announced for may 21, the federal government has started ramping up the handouts with the announcement of three new grants targeting motor vehicles, commercial furniture and resilient floor coverings.

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