Western Water has developed a business case to treat organic food waste at Melton Recycled Water Plant (RWP) to generate additional biogas for renewable energy use on site.
The Melton Waste to Energy Project presents an ideal opportunity to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions while extracting the full value from local food waste and decreasing the amount of food waste going to landfill and associated transportation costs.
Recent upgrades to the Melton Recycled Water Plant have created an opportunity to use spare capacity in the new anaerobic digester for a waste to energy facility. It is expected a trial to accept food waste will commence in late 2019, while Western Water explores further opportunities for supplier partnerships. View further information about the project via the link below.
The Melton Waste to Energy Project, which has been supported by a grant from Sustainability Victoria’s Waste to Energy Infrastructure fund, is expected to be operational in 2020.
- Read the Waste to Energy Project Fact Sheet658KB
- Read more information about the Waste to Energy Project.