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Biomass Projects and how they are an energy solution for Australian businesses.

Biomass Projects and how they are an energy solution for Australian businesses.

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Biomass and Bioenergy can provide a self-sufficient source of electricity to business owners in a challenging energy climate of Australia.

Biomass projects in Australia have been under the spotlight with our country currently experiencing a pivot to a more sustainable energy solution for Australian businesses. With many Australian business at the mercy of grid electricity they are often left stranded and needing more from their energy provider. Wether that’s more flexible, cheap or reliable energy for their business.

Are you interested in a Biomass project for your business?

Inoplex are experts in the Biomass industry and will work with your business to created a tailored approach for your operation.

Businesses create waste and sometimes the cost of managing and transporting that waste is a significant burden on the profitability of their business. Biomass and Bioenergy is the solution to that problem and many more. Bring your energy prices down and reduce the cost of managing your waste, it’s a win win.

Australian business are well equipped and suitable to take advantage of bioenergy projects to boost their business profitability and reduce their outgoing waste costs. Thousands of biomass projects are taking place all over the country and with government support they are gaining traction in more and more business across Australia as an energy solution for now and the future. It’s a mature technology with the potential to take businesses into the next chapter of energy generation.

Some recent Bioenergy projects show the potential and uptake of the technology:

Logan City Biosolids Gasification Project

Logan City Biosolids Gasification Project
Credit: Australian Renewable Energy Agency

The Logan City Biosolids Gasification Project is an Australian first initiative that demonstrates how sewage sludge can be transformed into energy. The Loganholme Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is Logan City’s largest WWTP, providing services to 300,000 people. It produces 34,000 tonnes of biosolids (treated and partially dewatered sewage sludge) each year (90t/day).

Every day, six trucks of biosolids are transported 300km to the Darling Downs agricultural area for use as a soil improver. This constitutes a major operating cost for Logan City Council; about $1.8 million per year or 30 per cent of the total WWTP operating costs.

In addition, biosolids treatment and disposal costs are increasing due to rising electricity prices, increasing population, and tightening of government regulations associated with carbon reduction and managing persistent organic pollutants in soils.

Read more here: https://arena.gov.au/projects/logan-city-biosolids-gasification-project/

MSM Milling Biomass Fuel Switch Project

MSM Milling Biomass Fuel Switch Project
Credit: Australian Renewable Energy Agency

The MSM Milling Biomass Fuel Switch project involves replacing current LPG fuelled boilers with a 5 MW biomass fuelled boiler using locally sourced timber residue as a fuel source.

The installation of the new biomass boiler will displace several smaller existing LPG boilers and save around 4,000tCO2-e per annum and over 80,000tCO2-e for the project life. The project will produce 7,147kg/h of steam output at full capacity, to be used in milling and processing operations. The increased capacity to produce steam at a lower cost with a renewable resource will ensure the business can expand its operation without the risk of exposure to volatile LPG price fluctuations.

Read more here: https://arena.gov.au/projects/msm-milling-biomass-fuel-switch/

Pentland Bioenergy Project

Pentland Bioenergy Project
Credit: Australian Renewable Energy Agency

The Pentland Bioenergy Project will determine the technical and commercial viability of Australia’s largest integrated biofuel facility, proposed for construction at Pentland, near Charters Towers in North Queensland. The Pentland Bioenergy Project acknowledges that global bioethanol market is forecast to grow to 145 billion litres in 2022 from a 2015 level of 98 billion litres, creating a need for more biofuel production.

The proposed Pentland plant requires a detailed business case in order to secure debt and investor finance to progress to construction.

Read more here: https://arena.gov.au/projects/pentland-bioenergy-project/

These are only a few of the countless biomass projects taking place in Australia at the moment. The investment in the bioenergy industry is unprecedented and with more business looking for an energy solution for their business the Bioenergy industry is well equiped to tackle the challenges. 

Inoplex are industry leaders and experts in the Biomass/Bioenergy industry and are keen to help you realise your businesses potential and provide an energy solution for your business. Please contact us here if you would like to know more and we’ll be able to provide you the right product for your business needs.