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Project overview
  • Lead Organisation

    Macquarie Capital, Phoenix Energy, Dutch Infrastructure Fund


    Kwinana, Western Australia

    ARENA Program

    Advancing Renewables Program

  • Start date

    16 October 2018

    End date

    15 December 2025

  • Project Partners
    Acciona, Veolia, Keppel Seghers


The Kwinana Waste to Energy project will develop a waste processing facility which will use moving grate technology to process approximately 400,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial waste and/or pre-sorted construction and demolition waste per annum to produce approximately 36 MW of baseload power for export to the grid.

How the project works

The Kwinana Waste to Energy project will use Keppel Seghers moving grate technology, which thermally treats the waste and converts the recovered energy into steam to produce electricity. Metallic materials will be recovered and recycled, while other by-products will be reused as construction materials. Read more about bioenergy and energy from waste.

Area of innovation

The Kwinana Waste to Energy facility is an important and significant renewable energy project for Western Australia and Australia. It will be the first thermal utility-scale Waste to Energy facility constructed in the nation, diverting approximately 25 per cent of Perth’s post-recycling rubbish from landfill sites.


Macquarie Capital estimates that approximately 486,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions will be avoided per year, compared with the carbon dioxide emitted from grid generated electricity in Western Australia.  The facility will also export 36 MW of electricity to the local grid per year, sufficient to power more than 50,000 households.

Last updated 20 January 2021


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