Southern Meats, a Goulburn abattoir, has teamed up with ReNu Energy, a Queensland energy provider, to turn its waste into energy, thanks to a $2.1 million fund from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
The facility officially opened its $5.75 million biogas plant, financed and constructed by ReNu Energy, in April 2018.
The Goulburn abattoir processes sheep and lambs, using around 20,000 KWh of electricity every day.
The project consists of an anaerobic digestion process where the abattoir waste is treated in a covered lagoon to biologically break down the effluent to produce biogas.
Biogas is treated and transferred to two 800 kW dual fuel generators to produce approximately 3800 MWh of electricity per year for use during the manufacturing process to reduce peak electricity consumption.
Goulburn Bioenergy Project commences commercial operation – February 2018
Biogas facility officially opened at Southern Meats abattoir – Goulburn Post – April 2018