Veolia’s Woodlawn bioreactor turns organic waste into heat and power

Veolia’s Woodlawn bioreactor turns organic waste into heat and power

The Woodlawn Bioreactor is located near Goulburn in New South Wales. Previously a copper, lead and zinc open-cut mine, since 2005, the site has been used as an in-situ bioreactor.  Putrescible waste is transported to Woodlawn by rail from Sydney after being containerised at Veolia Environmental Services’ transfer terminal in Clyde New South Wales. The bioreactor uses the methane created by the resultant waste to generate electricity. Its capacity is being progressively increased to 22.5 MW.

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Company: Veolia

  • Capacity (MW): 22.5
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2005
  • Technology: Gas Turbine
  • Fuel: Biomass – Landfill

 

Further details / up to date information:

Veolia website -http://www.veolia.com/anz/our-services/services/municipal-residential/recovering-resources-waste/woodlawn-bioreactor