COMING SOON (2018) – Bioenergy from Straw on the Yorke Peninsula

COMING SOON (2018) – Bioenergy from Straw on the Yorke Peninsula

In September 2015 the Yorke Biomass Energy project was launched to build the first straw-fuelled power company on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, as part of a business model designed to slash the cost of electricity for local residents.

The company behind the project, Yorke Biomass Energy (YBE), has been developing a demonstration plant in South Australia over the last few years, to illustrate how a straw burning generator can provide miners with a competitively priced power source for the first 10-20 MW of power.

The South Australian government proved to be supportive and interested in taking steps towards creating a substantial and sustainable bio-energy industry.

In February 2018 YBE has indeed received a $476,000 Renewable Technology Fund grant towards a feasibility study to be carried out before the company makes a final decision on investment.

Available Project Details in the Mainstream Media:

$476,000 funding grant from the South Australian Government, February 2018

Biomass Power Plant to Bridge Gap Between Farmers and Miners in Australia, Renewable Energy World, June 2017

Yorke Biomass Energy Project (Bioenergy RoadMap Stage 2 Forum), May 2016

House of straw: bioenergy on the Yorke Peninsular, Ecogeneration, May 2016

Farmers to own biomass co-op, Energy Source & Distribution, Jan 2016