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Bioenergy and waste management

Bioenergy and waste management can play an important role in Australia’s clean energy transition – with new and proven technologies able to create energy from waste, reduce landfill volumes and cut emissions.

Australia’s waste sector is undergoing an important transition, requiring significant investment in infrastructure and equipment – both upgrades to existing assets, as well as the installation of new assets.

The CEFC supports the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ recommendations of the international waste hierarchy and focuses on projects that seek to make a material reduction to Australia’s waste-related carbon emissions.

By focusing on clean energy technologies, these investments can reduce carbon emissions by diverting waste from landfill, as well as help ensure that waste processing and resource recovery operations are as energy efficient as possible.

Importantly, recycling and resource recovery can offset the production of new energy-intensive materials, making a vital contribution to the better management of waste Australia-wide.


  • $90 million towards Australia’s first large-scale energy from waste project at Kwinana in Western Australia, which is capable of producing enough electricity to power up to 50,000 homes.
  • $30 million to Visy Industries for projects that will increase Visy’s manufacturing capacity to recycle waste materials by 10 per cent and improve the overall energy efficiency and renewable energy use of its large-scale manufacturing operations.
  • $38 million to Melbourne’s South Eastern Organics Processing Facility, to convert 120,000 tonnes of kerbside green and food waste materials into high-grade compost, substantially reducing landfill and emissions
  • $90 million to Australian waste management company Cleanaway for a range of projects to accelerate measures to cut landfill
  • $30 million to leading resource recovery company ResourceCo to transform selected non-recyclable waste streams into Processed Engineered Fuel. 
  • $10 million to Landfill Gas Industries to expand bioenergy at landfill sites in Central and Southern Queensland

Read our special market report on Bioenergy and Energy from Waste.

Learn more about our Clean energy for the waste and recycling industry. 

Email the CEFC bioenergy and waste to energy team.