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Goulburn Bioenergy Project

  • $2.10m

    ARENA Funding

  • $5.75m

    Total Project Value

Project Basics

ARENA Program

Advancing renewables

Lead Organisation

ReNu Energy Limited

Start Date

May 2017

Project Partners






ReNu Energy has received funding from ARENA for the construction and commissioning of a Bioenergy Project at the Southern Meats Facility in Goulburn NSW.

The Project will build an anaerobic digester that will capture biogas from the breakdown of effluent and organic waste from the Southern Meats abattoir. The gas will then be fed into biogas generators to produce electricity for Southern Meats to operate their abattoir under a Power Purchase Agreement.

When completed, the Project will have the capacity to displace 75% of peak load and will have the ability to draw mains gas to further meet peak loads.

Project innovation

This project will convert waste from the Southern Meats Abattoir into bioenergy that will be then used to power it.


The Project will reduce site energy costs, reduce methane emissions, and improve 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 will also assist in streamlining the processes involved in the design, construction, commissioning and operation of other biogas systems.

More information

Contact information

Friederike Graser and Chris Murray