The first waste-to-ethanol system in Australia

US-based company Greenbelt Resources Corporation has commissioned Australia’s first waste-to-ethanol system for a local company.

The modular automated system was designed by Greenbelt for Australian-based company Standard Ethanol Pty Ltd and is based on Greenbelt’s standard technology platform.

Greenbelt Resources Corporation said the system recycles wheat – enabling it to gain added value from lower grades of wheat, while achieving a measure of local energy independence.

“Our initial goal with Greenbelt is to derive a fuel source that will enable independence from standard fossil fuels,” said Larry Walsh, Director, Standard Ethanol Pty. Ltd.

“This progress enables us to continue our efforts in developing a renewable, locally produced, high-performance and economically smart alternative for energy and bio-products – an example of where the world is going.”

Darren Eng, CEO, Greenbelt Resources Corporation, said reaching operational status with Standard Ethanol was one of the company’s important international milestones this year.

“Similar to our recent PRECO project in California that demonstrates the positive potential of transforming waste (e.g., wheat, wine) into bioproducts, this project will do the same for the Australian market,” he said.

“With that, we were chosen by Standard Ethanol for our technology to recycle wheat and turn it into ethanol. This year will be one for milestones as we continue to form partnerships like this furthering the advancement of waste-to-biofuel and bio-product technologies on a global scale.”