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Toowoomba Regional Council is looking for expressions of interest to develop the landfill gas resource at its major landfill.
The council has completed a business case which has identified the significant resource available at the Toowoomba regional landfill.
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Landfill gas could help supply the council with a sustainable source of gas and electricity. The landfill is also next to major energy users including the Wetalla Water Reclamation Facility, the APA gas pipeline and the Baillie Henderson Hospital.
Two key options the business case identified were to use the resource to produce electricity for the Wetalla treatment plant, other council facilities or export into the electricity grid, or produce compressed natural gas for use in council vehicles, facilities or into the local gas grid.
The Toowoomba Regional Council has a three-step plan to enter into an arrangement, with the first accepting expressions of interest, followed by early respondent involvement and formal commercial tender.
Companies that are able to utilise more than one landfill gas constituent will be considered more favourably than others that only seeks to utilise one.
Applications for expressions of interest close on 24 April.