What is a bioHub?
Regional development Australia defines a bioHub “as a system where councils and private businesses cooperate to recover the highest value from regional waste streams, offering new industry opportunities, revenue generation and bioenergy opportunities.”
Our bioHubs aggregate organic waste (including waste water) to produce energy, water, fertiliser and other biocommodities. We collaborate with Councils to develop profitable bioHub projects that improve local utility services and grow local jobs.
These bioHubs collaborate and co-locate with waste water treatment facilities, agribusiness & local food and drink producers we define these as our “anchor tenants”. We treat organic waste sustainably, reducing their treatment and disposal costs, odour and emissions. In return we provide sustainable, reliable and affordable electricity or gas at locked in long term rates.
Utilitas designs and specifies European style tank based anaerobic digesters (AD) at the heart of the project. This is a well proven, safe and reliable technology that recovers energy from organic waste streams.
Our regional bioHubs produce energy, water, fertiliser and other biocommodities
A biohub provides environmental benefits such as:
- Recycling waste into higher value uses
- Reducing waste-related odour
- Reducing waste going to landfill
- Generating reliable and despatchable renewable electricity
- Producing non-fossil based fuels, plastics, chemicals and fertilisers
- Fitting in with existing infrastructure and community demand
- Sustainable economic development and jobs
The environment benefits of a bioHub include reducing waste to landfill and generating renewable energy