Circular Economy

Australian Paper & SUEZ Energy from Waste facility continues to progress

With the end of another busy year fast approaching, we would like to take this opportunity to update you on the progress we’ve made in 2019 towards bringing Victoria’s first and most advanced Energy from Waste (EfW) solution to fruition.
As you know, EfW represents a step change transition to greater sustainability outcomes by tapping the potential of waste as an alternative energy source.
We are pleased to let you know that we are well on track to bring this state-of-the-art facility online as planned in 2024.
The next 3 years represent a unique opportunity for strategic partners and customers to join us in becoming part of this unique project, setting in place your own long-term strategic sustainability direction.
We wish you and your families a safe holiday, and look forward to a successful 2020.
  • Feasibility study completed and official project launch event held
  • Planning Permit granted by Latrobe City Council
  • Works Approval granted by EPA Victoria
  • Contributions of EfW knowledge to key state government planning initiatives*
  • EOI submission for Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Group’s Gippswide Kerbside Collaborative Procurement
  • Key strategic partnerships formed, including Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Monash University and Australian Roads Research Board (ARRB)
  • Ongoing engagement with local community and government

The joint Australian Paper & SUEZ EfW facility will be located in Maryvale in the Latrobe Valley. It will provide steam and electricity (baseload energy) to power the Australian Paper Maryvale Mill.
Key Benefits:

  • 650,000 tonnes of residual waste saved from landfill and converted into energy each year
  • Reduces reliance on coal fired electricity by around 17MWh and release around 3.7 petajoule of natural gas back to market to reduce demand on network
  • Energy savings equivalent to supplying 27,000 homes with electricity and 70,000 homes with gas
  • Net reduction in GHG emissions of 543,000tpa equivalent to removing 100,000 cars off the road each year
  • 1,000 local full-time equivalent jobs created over 3-years and over 900 ongoing full time equivalent jobs including flow-on
  • Health Impact Assessment confirms zero or insignificant risk to human health and the environment
  • Enhanced local rail and road infrastructure
For any inquiries or to learn more about the project, please contact


SUEZ Australia and New Zealand Media Office 02 8775 5527