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Biogas Workshops

Biogas for Heat in the Food ProDUCTION / AGRICULTURAL SectorS

Food Processing Waste and Agricultural Residues to generate Biogas

A Workshop for Potential Biogas Users

Three Australian Locations - Sydney | Melbourne | Gold Coast

25 and 27 July, and 2 August 2016

 

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WORKSHOP DETAILS                                                                      

Biogas technology is proven, available and can be a cost effective alternative to conventional gas use for heat.  Biogas production also offers a waste management solution and so offers dual benefits to sectors like the food production sector (with food processing wastes) and the agricultural sector (with residues).  

These FREE part day workshops are for those practitioners in the food processing sector (and their advisers) and those working with agricultural residues.  The workshops aim to shed light on how modern day biogas plants operate and how biogas (produced from organic waste) can be an attractive option for the generation of heat (and the management of waste) in the Food Processing and Agricultural Residues Sectors in Australia. They will present illustrations of what has been achieved in the dairy, veg/fruit, meat sector and beyond and will offer an opportunity to discuss funding options with experienced plant operators, consultants, technology providers, funding providers and planning and regulatory experts. 

ARENA AND AUSTRALIA'S PARTICIPATION IN IEA BIOENERGY

As part of its Emerging Renewables Program (ERP), ARENA financially supports Australia's involvement in IEA Bioenergy Tasks.  In addition, ARENA is funding a wide range of other bioenergy projects in Australia.

Details of all the tasks in which Australia participates is available on the Bioenergy Australia website pages dedicated to IEA Bioenergy activities.

BIOGAS and THE BIOGAS WORKSHOPS

Australia has been learning about the potential of biogas in industrial uses as part of our participation in IEA Bioenergy Task 37 – Energy from Biogas.

These biogas workshops will enable delegates to learn about biogas both at home and abroad.  Our involvement in IEA Bioenergy has offered valuable insigt into what our biogas peers are doing overseas.  

Workshop Dates and Locations

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Parramatta, Sydney

25th July 2016

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Melbourne

27th July 2016

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Gold Coast

2nd Aug 2016

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Who should attend?                                                               

Food producers, processors and manufacturers; food sector associations and their financial and technical advisers; those operating in the agricultural sector with ag waste residues - this event is specifically targeting those in the food sector / agricultural sector who have food processing waste / ag residues and who could generate and use biogas. Priority will be given to this sector.

Who will be there?                                                                  

Biogas technical experts, Bioenergy Australia, Funders including ARENA, CEFC and Foresight Group; dairy, meat, agriculture industry representatives, current biogas users (Case Studies), industry users of biogas, Australia’s IEA Bioenergy Task 37 (Energy from Biogas) National Team Leader. 

What will it cover?                                                                 

Biogas technical basics, feedstock requirements, seasonal issues; waste regulations, feedstock to supplement in off season; co location solutions, synergies – with the waste water treatment sector; case studies of operational plants, funding opportunities, waste regulations, community opportunities.

 

In summary, each workshop will cover:

  • The technical – what is biogas and how could it provide a local and lower cost energy/heat services solution? Understanding the chemistry, securing feedstock, seasonal issues, common challenges, examples of use.
  • The finance – sources and possibilities
  • The regulations – covering waste management and biogas generation
  • The evidence – examples of successful use - Case Studies
  • The answers – time with the experts, your questions answered.

 

WORKSHOP PROGRAMS and PRESENTATIONS

 

 

 

SPEAKERS

As our speakers are secured, their details will appear in the table below.

SPEAKER LOCATION ORGANISATION FOCUS
Steve Schuck Parramatta, Melbourne, Gold Coast Bioenergy Australia Welcome / Overview
Bernadette McCabe Parramatta, Melbourne, Gold Coast USQ and NTL IEA Bioenergy Task 37 - Energy from Biogas IEA BioenergyTask 37

David Clarke

Parramatta (& site visit) Earthpower, Camellia Food waste to biogas and fertilizer 
Philip Woods Parramatta Sydney Water WWTP and food waste to increase biogas generation
Berni Chapman, Chris Hearn Parramatta Melbourne, Gold Coast ADI Systems Project experience re biogas 101 - challenges, feedstocks, 

Hamish Jolly, Joe Oliver

Parramatta, Melbourne, Gold Coast

Biogass Renewables Food waste and biogas generation
David Leinster Paramatta, Melbourne, Gold Coast Aquatec Maxcon Biogas Technology; Brewery Case Study

David Halliday

Melbourne (& site visit) Active Research Project experience - biogas generation from food waste
Ian Olmstead Melbourne Dairy Australia Biogas in the dairy sector
Damien Bassett Melbourne Yarra Valley Water WWTP and new dedicated food waste biogas generator developments
Gary Sofarelli Parramatta Foresight Group Funding opportunities

David Kassulke

Gold Coast (& site visit) AJ Bush & Sons Meat processing waste - generation of biogas and biodiesel

Damien Abbott

Melbourne CST Wastewater Solutions Meat rendering waste / brewery waste
Nick Zeltzer, Scott Grierson, Matt Walden Parramatta, Melbourne, Gold Coast ARENA Welcome / Funding opportunities and project examples
Paul McCartney, Henry Anning Melbourne, Gold Coast CEFC Funding opportunities and project examples
Stephan Tait Gold Coast University of Queensland with Pork CRC pig slurry and biogas generation
tbc Gold Coast Wiley Project experience re waste regulations
Natalie Alves Parramatta NSW Environment Protection Authority Waste / energy regulations and approvals etc

Marc Stammbach

Melbourne, Gold Coast

Hitachi Zosen Inova Australia Pty Ltd. Biogas engineers; turn key solutions to biological waste

Robbert van Oorschot

Melbourne

GHD Water and waste management; food processing engineering consultants.

 

SITE VISITS

At each workshop location there will be a site visit.  The site visit will be as close as possible to the workshop location to minimise time on travel.  Please note, individual sites may limit the numbers able to visit the site for safety and security reasons.

Site visits are as follows:

EarthPower Technologies is Australia's first regional food waste – to – energy facility located in Sydney's west. EarthPower accepts organic waste material from the industrial, commercial and residential sectors and converts it to green energy and nutrient-rich fertiliser.

NOTE: This site visit is limited to 40 people.  Priority is given to first bookings.  Earthpower will also present a case study as part of the program at the Paramatta Workshop.

 

Active Research provides a fully operational, trailer mounted treatment plant that allows for “live” testing and process demonstration on the clients premises. Every waste stream is in varying degrees different to the next. The demonstration trailer is therefore very beneficial in providing stream results quickly. The unit houses an on-board testing facility to provide “real time” results.

 

The rendering plant at Beaudesert, owned by AJ Bush and Sons, processes four million kilograms of animal waste each week. With the assistance of $6 million of Federal Government funding under the Clean Technology Program, the effluent ponds were covered to ensure that emissions were captured in on-site ponds.  This ‘biogas’ is then used to generate around 25 % of the electricity used at the plant.  The plant's electricity bill is no longer the $130,000 per month it used to be, and the plant uses half of the 24,000 tonnes of coal once needed to run the company's boilers each year.  AJ Bush will also present a case study as part of the program in the Gold Coast Workshop.

 

ENQUIRIES

All enquiries about the workshops should be addressed to Connie Crookshanks at comms@bioenergyaustralia.org.  

 


WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

Presentations from all three workshops are available below.  Note - some presenters were at all three workshops.

PARRAMATTA

1. Welcome and Introductions and purpose of the Workshop

  • Steve Schuck, Manager, Bioenergy Australia
  • Matt Walden, ARENA

2. An introduction to biogas for process heat – Chris Hearn, ADI Systems

3. Learning from biogas case studies

4. Funding Opportunities in Australia

5. Waste Management Regulations and Gas Licencing - Natalie Alves, NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)

6. How do we shape up on the International Stage? – Australia participates in the IEA Bioenergy Task – Task 37 – Energy from Biogas - A/Prof Bernadette McCabe, National Team Leader IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Energy From Biogas.

7. Technology Overview – Biogas Technology for Process Heat - David Leinster, Aquatec Maxcon

8. Integrated anaerobic digestion - Marc Stammbach, Hitachi Zosen INOVA

MELBOURNE

1. Welcome and Introductions and purpose of the Workshop

  • Steve Schuck, Manager Bioenergy Australia
  • Scott Beltman, ARENA

2. An introduction to biogas for process heat – Bernice Chapman, ADI Systems

3. Learning from biogas case studies

4. Funding Opportunities in Australia

5. Waste Management Regulations – Group Discussion (No speaker available)

6. How do we shape up on the International Stage? – Australia participates in the IEA Bioenergy Task – Task 37 – Energy from Biogas - A/Prof Bernadette McCabe, National Team Leader IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Energy From Biogas

7. Technology Overview – Biogas Technology for Process Heat - David Leinster, Aquatec Maxcon

GOLD COAST

1. Welcome and Introductions and purpose of the Workshop

  • Steve Schuck, Manager Bioenergy Australia
  • Matt Walden, ARENA

2. An introduction to biogas for process heat – Bernice Chapman, ADI Systems

3. Learning from biogas case studies

4. Funding Opportunities in Australia

5. Bio Projects - Five Key Learnings From Concept to Delivery- Heath Barker, Wiley

6. How do we shape up on the International Stage? – Australia participates in the IEA Bioenergy Task – Task 37 – Energy from Biogas - A/Prof Bernadette McCabe, National Team Leader IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Energy From Biogas

7. Technology Overview – Biogas Technology for Process Heat - David Leinster, Aquatec Maxcon

8. Integrated anaerobic digestion - Marc Stammbach, Hitachi Zosen INOVA