Turning waste into energy in Drysdale

Thursday, 27 December 2018

The Drysdale Renewable Energy Facility will soon begin generating electricity by extracting and capturing landfill gas, which is released from decomposing
organic material in landfill. Commencing full operation this summer, the facility will operate around the clock providing enough electricity to power 1200 homes, and will operate for at least 25 years.

While generating renewable energy, the facility will also stop about 35,000 tonnes of carbon from being released into the environment each year. The gas engine used at the facility provides a much more energy efficient way to produce electricity, saving more than 15 million litres of water compared to typical coal-fired power stations. This project is part of the City’s commitment to delivering sustainable solutions in all of our operations.

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