Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG) is engaged in a project to build a Bioenergy from Waste facility in the Mount Alexander Shire to process local and regional organic waste and provide clean, green energy in return.
The first community-led bioenergy project, we embrace a circular-economy, zero-waste approach and aim to be a case-study for future community-led initiatives.
2022 Pre-construction stage
2017-18 Feasibility study
2019-20 Site selection/negotiations
The Path Forward
The Bioenergy project will continue in a staged approach, with the development of the proposed twin technology bioenergy facility to focus on developing an Anaerobic Digester (AD) plant first and foremost. The safe, well-understood AD technology has been used around the world for decades and is common place in many town and villages and often adjacent to residential areas. The emissions saving for the total project is independently confirmed to be in excess of 88,500 tonnes CO2e per year and from the AD plant alone around 38,000 tonnes of CO2e.
With a simpler path through regulatory approvals, this approach will expedite the delivery of the project and in turn, start contributing to the much-needed reduction of emissions. The Biomass plant to be revisited when the AD is operational.
The project has many benefits for the community including an expected reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by more than 88,500 tonnes of
CO2 per year – the equivalent of the shire’s total household emissions!