GIRGARRE’S Resource Resolution will receive $900,000 from the Victorian Government to help continue its work in improving Victoria’s environment.
The funding boost will aid the company in building an anaerobic digester to divert local commercial food waste and other organics from landfill.
The grant is one of five from the government’s $2.38 million Waste to Energy Infrastructure Fund.
The funds aim to help businesses and water corporations upgrade waste management practices and support projects that will deliver almost 1MW of renewable energy capacity per annum.
The emissions saved through this program are equivalent to removing 16,500 cars from the road or the energy consumption of 7000 homes.
“Waste to energy technologies have the potential to reduce our reliance on landfill, boost our economy and better protect Victoria’s environment,” Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio said.
“The recipients of our Waste to Energy Infrastructure grants will be upgrading their waste management practices, diverting waste from landfill and reducing their energy costs.”
The fund was announced in the 2016 state budget as part of the climate change innovation and jobs initiative.
To read the discussion paper visit engage.vic.gov.au/waste/wastetoenergy