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Asia leads growth in waste-to-energy market

The waste-to-energy (WtE) market continues its strong global growth, with Asian leading the charge.

In its “Waste to Energy 2016/17” report, Germany-based consultancy firm ecoprog said that worldwide treatment capacity reached more than 300 million annual tonnes, with close to 2,150 plants operating in late 2015.

CEFC: Four states have highest bioenergy potential

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has identified four areas in Australia that have the most ideal conditions in pursuing bioenergy.

These states have been identified as New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory.

Speaking at the Bioenergy Australia 2016 Conference in Brisbane, CEFC Bioenergy Sector lead Henry Anning said that the four states currently have the most supportive policies for businesses to deploy energy from waste and bioenergy projects.

Reclaim to bring solar panel recovery to Australia

South Australian company Reclaim PV is promising to commercialise the recycling of solar panels across Australia.

A rapidly emerging new stream - PV panels are likely a better recycling stream than other forms of e-waste - due to their size, relative simplicity and the high value of the photovoltaic grade silicon and aluminium they contain.

What does Labor’s RET target mean for recovery?

Labor’s promised policy of 50% renewable energy by 2030 means new stimulus for biogas and energy recovery.

While previously industry pundits have speculated over whether Federal Labor would re-adopt its now defunct Clean Energy Futures package, Bill Shorten announcement this week clarifies the party position.

Labor’s official position is now adjust up the Renewable Energy Target (RET) to 50% by 2030.

GDT commit to Tasmanian recovery plant

Tyre recovery startup Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) have committed to build a second recycling plant in Tasmania.

The $8.5 million plant will be constructed in Longford, Tasmania. GDT said it plans to start work on the site in Longford in mid-November and to have the facility operating in June 2016.

It will operate 24/7 and provide permanent employment for twelve people.  

It will be the second plant built by the company, with the group’s first plant in Warren, NSW operating since 2009.

RET bill introduced to Commonwealth Parliament

Greg Hunt has introduced the bill setting the new Renewable Energy Target to Commonwealth Parliament.

The introduction of the bill follows a long negotiation which resulted in the target being revised down from 41,000GWh to 33,000GWh.

This leaves space for an additional 7,200GWh of generation to be installed.

The updated bill:

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