In response to strong demand from the community of Western Australia for alternatives to landfilling of municipal waste, New Energy Corporation (NEC) acquired the rights to an innovative gasification technology developed in WA by Entech. NEC seeks to establish two Waste to Energy (WtE) projects at locations in Port Hedland and East Rockingham. Each is designed to accept up to 200,000 tpa of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), process it to recover recyclable materials and produce up 18 MW of baseload electricity.
Aurora Environmental partnered with NEC to:
Environmental approval has been achieved for both facilities with minimal community concern. These are the first two WtE facilities approved in Australia for over 20 years and represent a significant landmark for both NEC and the Australian community. As a result NEC can now demonstrate the value of its gasification technology while the community can access the benefits of revering energy from municipal waste.
Aurora Environmental, in partnership with NEC, continues to work toward achieving financial closure for both facilities to secure long term contracts for supply of waste feedstocks and energy off-takes. The waste offtakes contract with the Shire of Roebourne and the Town of Port Hedland has been approved. Construction of the Port Hedland Facility is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2017.
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