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The CDP Waste2Energy process delivers an environmentally safe and economically rational solution for diverting appropriate waste material streams, that would otherwise be destined for landfill, to fuel production.

The CDP Waste2Energy system significantly reduces energy consumption during the CDP process. This leads to reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions, while producing higher quality, cleaner, renewably sourced fuel. This fuel – high grade diesel – can be used for commercial and industrial purposes.

CDP Waste2Energy is based on a circular economy model. Commercial CDP Waste2Energy projects can be developed so as to make waste pay. CDP Waste2Energy projects provide a solution where governments and other organisations looking for an outcome that is not only environmentally enhancing and acceptable to communities but also economically attractive to private investors.

The facts:

  • In 2014-15 Australia produced about 64 million tonnes of waste, 22 million tonnes of which went into landfills1
  • As landfills reach maximum capacity there are few suitable alternatives for waste storage
  • Rising landfill gate fees drive commercial viability of alternative treatment systems
  • Government and private sector organisations are struggling to meet GHG emission targets
  • There is an increasing need to generate affordable energy and supply it to remote locations, particularly during peak times and through a decentralised, scalable process
  • Existing waste to fuel technology is often deemed to be either too expensive or environmentally harmful, and usually fails to provide high efficiency levels
  • The public is concerned about how waste is treated and the urgency in finding cost effective, environmentally acceptable methods for disposing of problem waste

1. Pickin, J and Randell, P. Australian National Waste Report 2016. Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, 2017. http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/d075c9bc-45b3-4ac0-a8f2-6494c7d1fa0d/files/national-waste-report-2016.pdf