JBS Australia, the country’s largest meat processor and exporter, is capturing and using biogas at its Dinmore, Queensland facility to reduce dependence on grid-connected natural gas by about 50 per cent.
CEFC strategic alliance partner Wiley constructed and designed the biogas and water treatment plant and earned the Queensland Master Builders Association award for Innovation in Environmental Management Construction for its work with JBS.
JBS Australia employs about 2,000 staff at its Dinmore processing facility where it installed new pre-treatment equipment and covered anaerobic lagoons to capture the biogas generated at the site.
The facility has reduced its carbon emissions by 89 per cent and is saving more than $1 million a year on natural gas costs.
Project Expertise – Wiley (www.wiley.com.au)
- CEFC Case Study – JBS Australia Captures Biogas and Cuts Grid Energy Use
- Wiley Case Study – Biogas Recovery gives JBS environmental and financial edge
- Biogas Sparks a Sustainable Revolution for Meat Processing Facility (www.foodprocessing.com.au)
- Biogas: Smells like a solution to our energy and waste problems, The Conversation, Jan 2015, A/Prof Bernadette McCabe
- Dunmore meatworks:JBS Australia will invest $8.8 million in project to reduce Carbon Emissions, January 2013, Courier Mail