ReNu Energy Ltd

Goulburn Bioenergy Project

ReNu Energy undertook a project to convert abattoir waste into biogas via anaerobic digestion. The anaerobic digester captured biogas from the breakdown of effluent and organic waste from the Southern Meats abattoir. The biogas was then fed into biogas generators and used to provide power to the abattoir.

GPA  was engaged to provide owner’s engineering and design services, including:

  • Owners engineer review of digester, bio scrubber and generator packages
  • ASP3 regulated electrical connection point design
  • Process design of all interconnecting pipework and facilities
  • Specification of biogas blowers, sludge pump, biogas cooler, chiller, process plant controls and instrumentation
  • Safety in Design reviews and risk management including control of static ignition risks and hazardous area classification
  • Lifecycle assessment to fulfil the ARENA funding requirements

The project achieved significant energy savings and environmental benefits, with the capacity to displace 75% of peak load and the ability to draw mains gas to further meet peak loads.

GPA provided owner’s engineering and design services to convert waste from the Southern Meats abattoir into biogas, which was then used to power the facility.