Bioenergy / Energy from wasteProject Energy from Waste Through Pyrolysis
This first Lessons Learnt report discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the project.
Renergi Pty Ltd has developed a patented, award-winning pyrolysis technology, which is termed as “grinding pyrolysis” technology. The technical feasibility of this patented technology has been demonstrated with a 100 kg/hr demonstration plant funded by the ARENA and the WA state government.
The ultimate aim of this project is to design, build, commission and operate a pre-commercial demonstration plant in Collie, WA, to convert municipal solid wastes and forestry residue into two commercial products – bio-oil and biochar.
Community consultation is a vitally important aspect of this project especially because this project will interact with the general public by processing the municipal solid wastes generated by the residents in the Shire of Collie. Herein we report our lessons leant so far that COVID-19 lockdowns could cause delays in carrying out the Public Forum, which can result in delay in the project.