A timely reminder about environmental licences

Not a week goes by without a prosecution of an operator in the waste industry in one of our environmental courts, either for unlawfully carrying out activities without a licence, or breaching licence conditions. State environmental regulators are vigilant in enforcing licences and breaches against the waste industry, with some recent prosecutions serving as a …

Composting reduces GHG emissions compared to landfill

 

Back in 2018, Mike Ritchie wrote an article comparing landfill GHG emissions to transport emissions. Prompted by a meeting with Local Government Mayors and CEO’s (where a claim was made that transporting organics by truck to a compost facility 150km away would emit more greenhouse gases than landfilling it locally), Mike did the maths and was startled to discover that that was far from the truth, in fact, 13,100km away.

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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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