Renewable Organics Networks discussed at online community forum

02 Oct 2020

More than 50 people enjoyed an insight into our Renewable Organics Network (RON) during a recent online webinar.

The projects – one under construction at Colac Water Reclamation Plant and one under investigation for the Geelong region – will take organic material and convert it to renewable energy and soil fertiliser by-products. This will create a ‘circular economy’ for the region’s organic waste, reducing costs for councils and Barwon Water customers. The projects will also create more than 80 new jobs in the region.

We’re leading the construction works at the Colac Water Reclamation Plant to enable the treatment of higher-strength organic material from Australian Lamb Company and Bulla Dairy Foods, to produce electricity and hot water. The Colac RON is expected to be finished in 2022.

The project with the five councils in the G21 region and neighbouring Wyndham City Council is investigating taking kerbside organic waste and converting it to renewable energy. The partnership will look at the viability of a purpose-built facility likely located on a Barwon Water site. If all key investigation milestones are met, completion is expected by 2023.

Managing Director Tracey Slatter said the RON model was one of the unique ways the organisation was working with industry to support regional prosperity, reduce waste and emissions, and achieve it’s goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030.

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