Bioenergy has a unique role to play in lowering emissions
– in creating renewable electricity, gas, heat or liquid biofuels.
It also offers important waste management solutions, with new and proven technologies able to produce energy from waste, reduce landfill volumes and cut emissions. We have invested in several market-leading bioenergy projects and are working with industry to help increase market understanding about the potential uses and benefits of bioenergy.
Effective waste management can deliver positive renewable energy outcomes as well as the diversion of waste from landfill, which is also critical to reducing emissions and creating usable by-products such as compost. 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 emissions.
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Make it happen - Australia’s bioenergy transformation
Bioenergy is a critical part of Australia’s energy mix offering substantial benefits as an alternative fuel source.Read more
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Energising resource recovery: billion dollar investment potential
Australia’s recycling and resource recovery sector is undergoing considerable change. With this change comes opportunity – measured in economic, employment and emissions benefits. As explored in this report, the resource and energy recovery sectors could drive as much as $7.8 billion in new investment in Australia over the next few years.Read more
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Biofuels and Transport: An Australian opportunity
Australia’s existing experience in agriculture, forestry and engineering provides a solid foundation on which to build a thriving biofuels industry. And our heavy reliance on air travel, long-distance road freight and rail and marine freight, provide the potential demand for these lower emissions biofuels.Read more
Australia’s second energy from waste plant will reduce landfill and generate more clean energy
Read moreThe $511 million East Rockingham Waste to Energy facility in WA will help tackle Australia’s rising waste management problem by diverting waste from landfill. It will also generate renewable baseload energy to support WA’s electricity network.
WA energy from waste project marks important Australian first
Read moreThis facility represents a significant opportunity to reduce pressure on landfill capacity and create a new and reliable source of green power. We are proud to be supporting Western Australia to achieve its waste management and green energy goals, and we are committed to engaging with local communities throughout construction and once the facility is operating.Frank SmithAvertas Energy
Cleanaway improving waste management, cutting landfill emissions
Read moreIt is critical that we reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and better manage landfill emissions. Cleanaway's position as the largest waste management and industrial services company in Australia means it can lead the waste sector in demonstrating the benefits of best practice clean energy operations in reducing emissions.Mac IrvineBioenergy lead, CEFC