Co-located with an operating STP in NSW, this regional bioHub will augment the existing STP, enabling it to expand.
Biodigesters will treat a percentage of the STP’s primary sludge and the bioHub will generate revenues from selling electricity to the STP and on the local electricity grid.
A retired STP, currently owned by a regional Council, will position a new bioHub following the STP’s decommissioning early 2018.
The anchor tenants are two big beverage producers who will supply waste and enter into electricity, gas and water offtake agreements with the bioHub.
Repurposing the expired STP infrastructure improves both the development economics and the local amenity of the site.
Trash to Transport Fuel
Utilitas is working with QUT, Griffith University and Sunshine Sugar to demonstrate turning sugar cane trash into transport fuel.
The project aims to reduce, if not eliminate entirely the use of fossil fuels in sugar cane production by turning the trash into biomethane and biodiesel.
ARENA has contributed $2.1 million towards the $5.7 million total cost of the project.