Renergi Pty Ltd, in partnership with the Shire of Collie, will design, construct and operate a new waste management facility for the Shire of Collie. This project has received the financial support of $3.9 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and $2 million from the WA State Government’s Collie Futures Industry Development Fund.
This plant will be co-located within the Shire’s landfill site on Coalfields Highway, Collie East. This project will pioneer clean ways of chemically recycling municipal solid waste, including waste plastics, which would have otherwise ended up in landfill or waterways. The plant will help the Shire of Collie to achieve one of the highest waste diversion and recycling rates.
When completed, the plant will convert all combustible portions of municipal solid waste generated in Collie and about 8,000 tonnes of forestry waste per year into bio-oil and biochar. These are important value-added products that can replace fossil fuels and improve soil health and productivity. It is estimated that up to 18,000 tonnes of CO2-e will be avoided by the plant per year, equivalent to taking about 10,000 cars off the road.