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A step forward for GDT

A step forward for GDT

GDT’s Destructive Distillation process is able to convert end-of-life tyres – a wasted resource and environmental hazard – into high demand valuable raw material by recycling the materials into oil, carbon and steel. QUT mechanical engineers tested the oil extracted from the old tyres and found that when blended with diesel it would produce a …
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A balancing act

A balancing act

When WMAA announced Sloan’s appointment in October, the association said it was a “credit to the waste and resource recovery sector that WMAA has been able to attract such a high calibre senior manager to the role”. The association added that Sloan is a policy expert who has filled senior roles in both government and …
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How energy from waste can help the Australian generation mix, emissions intensity and network stability

How energy from waste can help the Australian generation mix, emissions intensity and network stability

Whereas previously annual growth in peak demand (the relevant metric for network investment) could be taken as given, consumption which relies on the grid has largely stalled since 2012 due to a perfect storm of improvements in efficient home appliances and lighting, widespread adoption energy efficiency improvements including insulation in existing housing, and rooftop PV …
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MAR system trials aim to enhance water security and sustainability

MAR system trials aim to enhance water security and sustainability

Golder is working with clients in New Zealand’s North and South Islands on the MAR trials, which focuses on conjunctive management of ground and surface water at the catchment-wide scale. Drought is estimated to cost the Australian economy $6.3 billion a year, and the pilot studies are showing potential long-lasting benefits for drought-hit large-scale water …
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Kalbarri to improve grid reliability with microgrid project

Kalbarri to improve grid reliability with microgrid project

The proposed microgrid by Western Power would include a large-scale battery with a minimum capacity of 2MW/h, as well as renewable generation sources such as the Kalbarri wind farm, and rooftop solar on Kalbarri households. According to Energy Minister Mike Nahan, Kalbarri was chosen because of its reliability issues stemming from being on the end …
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Charged up and raring to go

Charged up and raring to go

Lewis reflects on her time at ABRI, the lessons she’s learnt, and tells Inside Waste (IW) about her book that will be published shortly. IW: You’ve been a prominent figure in the sector for a while now, thinking back on when you first started, what drew you to the industry? Lewis: I came to the waste and recycling sector …
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Inside Australia's new waste and recycling council - what it is, what it's not and what's next

Inside Australia’s new waste and recycling council – what it is, what it’s not and what’s next

For now, the council comprises five foundation members – Cleanaway, JJ Richards, Remondis, Suez, and Veolia – and convenor Max Spedding told Inside Waste invitations have been sent to seven other companies to join the council. Inside Waste has received a copy of the invitation, which amongst other things, stipulates that membership will be open to companies that …
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Inside Waste (Dec): Boom time for organics

Inside Waste (Dec): Boom time for organics

In the December issue of Inside Waste, now ready for download, Malan says growth is in large part due to the money that is flowing out of state governments. Just last month, the NSW government announced that it was extending its Waste Less Recycle More initiative which received $465.7 million in phase one. $337 million will now be allocated …
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Disrupting renewable energy for the property sector: Nu-tility

Disrupting renewable energy for the property sector: Nu-tility

Aspiring to effectively become a one-stop-shop for landlords and tenants looking to drive down building costs and operations, the business was started in 2014 by co-founder’s Daniel Barber and Toby Greenane. The duo combine technologies, products and services – including energy audits, lighting upgrades, energy storage, and solar panel installations – to help clients reduce …
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Veolia assists Sydney Markets with becoming greener

Veolia assists Sydney Markets with becoming greener

Sydney Markets generates 12,000 tonnes of waste a year, and the increasing cost of waste disposal was a primary motivator in encouraging the markets to look at doing things differently. Over the past decade, both organisations have been working together to find solutions to everything from the market’s general waste and recycling services, trucks and …
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