Biomass Baseload at Cape Byron Power

Biomass Baseload at Cape Byron Power

Cape Byron Power, operated by Cape Byron Management, consists of two 30 MW biomass fired power stations, on the NSW north coast. Together, these form one of the largest renewable base load generators in Australia.

The electricity is predominantly produced from sugar cane milling waste, along with certain types of wood residues and energy crops, commonly referred to as ‘biomass’ fuel.

Cape Byron Management, led by a highly experienced board of directors and management team, is at the forefront of sustainable biomass practices and has a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation; driving fuel procurement according to defined principles of best practice benchmarks.

Cape Byron Management Team are leaders in responsible and sustainable biomass power generation providing carbon neutral, cost effective and reliable renewable power now, and into the future.

Cape Byron Management uses sustainably sourced biomass fuels which are low carbon, cost effective and renewable.

Biomass is organic, plant-based material sourced from waste timber, agricultural residues and dedicated energy crops that are generally not suitable for other viable uses.

Cape Byron Management’s policy is designed to ensure that they can verify that the biomass consumed in our generation facilities has been legally produced and is environmentally sustainable. Biomass for the Condong and Broadwater power stations is procured from the following origins: bagasse, plantation timber, tree clearance and waste timber.

Key Contact: Brian Restall
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Key Articles:

Cape Byron Power is showcased in this ‘Bright Sparks’ publication alongside several other ‘outback’ clean energy solutions by Ken Eastwood, 2016
“Biomass Fires a Cape Byron Turnaround”, Ecogeneration Magazine, Nov 2016.
Cape Byron Power Cogen, details on Thompson Bridge