The Goulburn Bioenergy project is led by ReNu Energy responsible for a Bioenergy Project at the Southern Meats Facility in Goulburn NSW.
This project built an anaerobic digester that captures biogas from the breakdown of effluent and organic waste from the Southern Meats abattoir. The gas is then fed into biogas generators to produce electricity for Southern Meats to operate their abattoir under a Power Purchase Agreement.
The project has the capacity to displace 75% of peak load and has the ability to draw mains gas to further meet peak loads
The project was built with a Build-Own-Operate-Maintain model (BOOM), ReNu Energy will sell power to the abattoir under a power purchase agreement (PPA). This will save the abattoir electricity costs whilst freeing up capital for the business.
Report: Market Analysis of Opportunities in Australia for Anaerobic Digestion Deployment
This report quantifies the potential Australian biogas market size for industries including abattoirs, food processing, piggeries, dairies, egg farms, chicken broiler farms, cattle feed lots, mixed waste anaerobic digestion.
The Goulburn Bioenergy project converts waste from the Southern Meats abattoir into bioenergy that is then used to power it.
The Project reduces site energy costs, methane emissions, and improves effluent quality.
In addition, the knowledge generated from the Project will enable agri-businesses and biowaste producers to make more informed decisions on the benefits of installing a biogas facility, the costs associated with a biogas facility and the different project structures available to implement a biogas development. The knowledge generated also will assist in streamlining the processes involved in the design, construction, commissioning and operation of other biogas systems.
Abattoirs are expensive to run – it takes a lot of power to slaughter and process an animal and to keep the carcass cold and fresh. And abattoirs produce a lot of waste, particularly liquid effluent, that’s challenging to dispose of.