ReNu Energy to develop 3.1 MW bioenergy-solar project in WA
Australia-based ReNu Energy Ltd, an independent power producer (IPP) has announced the execution of a Term Sheet with Western Australian Meat Marketing Co-operative Ltd (WAMMCO) for the construction and operation of an integrated 3.1 MW bioenergy and solar PV facility at its Katanning abattoir in Western Australia (WA) under ReNu Energy’s ‘Build Own Operate & Maintain’ (BOOM) model.
According to ReNu Energy, the deal follows the successful construction and operation of the 1.6 MW bioenergy facility at WAMMCO’s wholly owned Southern Meats facility in Goulburn, New South Wales (NSW) earlier this year
The WAMMCO Katanning sheep abattoir has recently undergone an upgrade to increase capacity, and the new covered anaerobic lagoon (CAL) and 600 kW biogas-fired generator, together with a 2.5 MW solar PV, will provide on-site renewable energy for more than 50 percent of the upgraded abattoir’s energy demand. The project will include the construction of the first CAL on the site and the installation of an integrated electricity generation system and will be commercially supported by a 20-year PPA between the parties.
We are proud of what we have achieved to date with WAMMCO at our bioenergy facility on their Southern Meats plant in Goulburn, and we greatly appreciate the opportunity to work on a second facility with them at their Western Australian abattoir. We will work closely with the WAMMCO WA site team over the next few months as we undertake the necessary site technical due diligence studies and prepare the FEED documentation for this project. The integration of bioenergy and solar power generation in a single project is a fantastic example of our Company’s capability and an excellent demonstration of the opportunities to combine both renewable technologies to maximise the benefits for the owners of industrial plants in the agricultural industry. We are also pleased to add this project to the portfolio of bioenergy facilities which we are developing with our Alliance partner, the Resonance Industrial Water Infrastructure Fund said Craig Ricato, CEO, ReNu Energy.