Ipswich based Trisco Foods is turning scraps from the production of chocolate sauces, syrups, cordials and jams into methane gas to use to run the factory. Located at Carole Park, with the help of Aquatec Maxcon. Trisco is piloting an anaerobic membrane bioreactor to turn food waste into energy.
The machine processes up to 50 tonnes of food waste and day and is capable of producing up to 200 cubic metres of natural gas within a matter of hours. The gas is used to heat water and as an energy for food preparation, cleaning, sterilisation and other processes in the factory.
The pilot project is a recipient of $400,000 grant from the Queensland Government’s Biofutures Program.
- WORLD-FIRST: Ipswich business turning jam, syrup into power, Suratbasin.com.au, June 2017.
- Biofutures Queensland, Biofutures Commercialisation Program Funding Recipients, June 2017.
- Old Government Media Statement – Food Waste to Energy Source at Carol Park Company, June 22 2017.
- New MBR technology receives funding to build demonstration scale plant, Aquatech Maxcon website, 28 June 2017.