EPA VIC grants works approval for WtE facility in Dandenong South

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EPA Victoria has granted a works approval for a waste-to-energy facility to be built in Dandenong South.

The applicant, Great Southern Waste Technologies (GSWT), will utilise gasification technology developed by Energos Technology AS to process 100,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste and commercial and industrial waste each year.

According to an EPA Victoria statement, the facility will deliver approximately 7.9 megawatts of electricity to the grid.

“The facility is subject to stringent conditions requiring the company to have an EPA-appointed industrial facilities auditor, or alternative expert approved by EPA, verify that the final detailed design achieves environmental performance equivalent to world’s best environmental practice standards for waste-to-energy facilities,” the statement reads.

In its works approval application, GSWT states that the facility will use proven technology to recover energy and export it into the grid as base load power, available to both commercial and residential customers.

“Utilising this valuable resource through recovery of the energy offers a sustainable improvement to waste management services currently being provided in Dandenong South, whilst reducing the overall greenhouse gas emissions and the potential environmental impacts associated with landfilling,” the application reads.

If planning approvals are granted by Greater Dandenong Council, GSWT will need to apply for an EPA licence.

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