The emissions from waste in the scope of this project are generated from organic waste decomposing in the Myocum landfill facility. In August 2015, the Organics stream for residential collection began (homes were given green bins and instructed to place all garden AND kitchen organic waste in it) diverting this waste from landfill to a commercial compost facility. This improved the shire’s diversion of residential organic waste from landfill from 38% to 63%.
Byron Shire Council is currently seeking community input into their proposal to engage bioenergy as an innovative solution to our region’s organic waste management problem.
“We are looking at bioenergy because it will help us achieve zero carbon emissions by 2025 through the creation of a renewable energy source, in alignment with our Net Zero Emissions Strategy.
If successful, the Byron Shire Bioenergy Facility will be the first of its kind in Australia.
Bioenergy can be used to convert local organic green waste into renewable energy and a compost product.
Based on globally-proven technology and successful bioenergy projects in Europe, Canada and the United States.”
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