Organics recycling, composting and renewable energy manufacturer Peats Group have opened a fourth compost and renewable energy site in South Australia.
The site, located in the Upper Spencer Gulf Region, is the first of many planned for the region as part of the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages grant incentive – awarded to Peats Group in September 2017.
Peats Group Managing Director Peter Wadewitz said the site will produce renewable energy and valuable soil improvement products.
“Redirecting organic recyclable materials from homes and businesses away from landfill means ozone depleting methane gas is redirected into captured biogas for renewable energy production, without affecting the production of the valuable soil improvement products,” Mr Wadewitz said.
“The official opening aims to be a celebration of both growth in renewable energy technologies in the Upper Spencer Gulf region and the expansion of a proud South Australian company with a great vision for the future.”
Mr Wadewitz said the new site will also expand the company’s practice of converting grease and liquid waste into biodiesel fuel.
“The biodiesel plant installed at Peats Brinkley site separates fats from water using Peats proprietary technology and converts it into biodiesel to fuel its vehicles,” Mr Wadewitz said.
“Call it a mix of old fashioned “Flintstones” basics with futuristic “Mad Max” fossil fuel.”
The production of compost product has commenced, with the renewable energy plant expected to be fully operational by 30 June 2020.