Minister to decide on Australia’s first waste to energy plant

Western Australia’s Environment Minister Albert Jacob will have the final decision on whether the country’s first waste to energy plant goes into operation.

The state’s Environmental Protection Authority has already approved the A$180m facility, earmarked for Port Hedland.
Albert Jacob
It uses a process called “gasification” which converts gas from decomposing material into heat and power.

The facility would process as much as 100,000 tonnes of rubbish a year, comprised of commercial and industrial waste and household waste from Port Hedland.

“We are passionate about delivering our waste to energy solution and providing a world class environmental outcome for the Pilbara,” said New Energy chairman Chairman Enzo Gullotti.

“This project will ensure that recycling initiatives can be realised on a large scale, landfill diversion rates will be among the highest in Western Australia, and clean renewable power generation is established.”

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