The team at Gaia EnviroTech are delighted to announce that Gaia have been selected as a recipient of Sustainability Victoria’s (SV) funding support through the Waste to Energy Bioenergy Fund. The Fund is delivered by Sustainability Victoria under the Victorian Government’s circular economy policy – Recycling Victoria: a new economy.
The project supports the development of a feasibility study for a bioenergy hub in a regional Victorian city utilising anaerobic digestion (AD) at a medium scale and will deliver the potential for a commercial AD facility as a suitable waste-to-energy solution. With the assistance of SV’s contribution, Gaia will be working with world-class consultants to conduct an in-depth assessment of the project’s viability. This study will include various aspects, such as assessing local feedstock, design requirements, and analysing potential environmental and economic impacts.
Regional Cities, such as Ballarat and Ararat, have a vision to become 100% Renewable Energy Cities and can look to similar examples in Europe particularly in Scandinavia where regional cities rely on the majority of their energy needs from Bioenergy. Bioenergy is dispatchable renewable energy that is produced from organic waste such as food waste or agricultural waste and can be delivered as renewable biogas, heat, or electricity.
Gaia applies highly efficient, locally designed and manufactured anaerobic digestion and rapid composting technology to provide solutions treating organic waste. Assisting with investing in making Victorian regional cities more sustainable through the application of anaerobic digestion capability is an exciting opportunity for the Gaia team.