Food Waste to Energy. Earthpower Technologies (Earthpower) is Australia's first regional food waste–to–energy facility located in Camellia, NSW. Earthpower accepts solid and liquid food waste streams from the industrial, commercial and residential sectors and converts it to green energy and nutrient-rich fertiliser.
Important Update: Since opening in 2003, the EarthPower facility has provided a viable and valuable solution for businesses looking to divert their organic waste away from landfill. Veolia is committed to continuing this important work, providing customers with sustainable outcomes that better the environment, long into the future.
To enable this, Veolia is undertaking an asset renewal program to upgrade to its anaerobic digester process system. Veolia will oversee major works over the coming 18 months that will make the facility best-in-class and improve recycling and recovery capabilities.
Earthpower provides clients with affordable gate-fees, enabling a viable alternative to traditional landfilling and allows for potential savings on other waste disposal costs by improved source segregation and recovery of recyclable organic material. Earthpower also facilitates the diversion of waste from landfill and subsequent reduction in green house gas emissions.
The methane generated from organics breakdown is used as fuel for the generation of electricity. This electricity is sold into the grid for distribution to domestic, commercial and industrial clients and at full capacity, Earthpower is capable of producing enough green electricity to power over 3,600 homes.
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