The future of FOGO treatment: Gaia’s Anaerobic Digestion project

Oct 10, 2023 | Biodigester, FOGO

The Gaia EnviroTech team is working on an upgraded anaerobic digestion treatment solution to treat food organics and garden organics (FOGO) utilising co-funding from Sustainability Victoria.

The upgrade incorporates the latest technical developments from Gaia’s other AD and Rapid Composting (RC) installations to increase the facility’s efficiency and to maximise the energy produced from the organic feedstock. Research partners from RMIT University and Federation University Australia are undertaking side-by-side research on the quality of digestate produced and efficient distribution of renewable energy as part of a microgrid.

Recently, Dr Rakibuzzaman Shah from Federation University Australia came to visit Gaia HQ to update our team on the research he and his team are conducting.

It’s evident that bioenergy can play a critical role alongside PV and battery technology within a microgrid structure, with the capacity of being able to generate and store dispatchable energy at all times of the day (independent of weather) being a clear benefit.

Gaia is looking forward to further collaboration with the Federation University team, to complete this beneficial and valuable piece of research.

This project is supported by the Recycling Victoria Research and Development Fund – Organics and is being delivered Sustainability Victoria under the Victorian Government’s circular economy plan, Recycling Victoria: a new economy.

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