South Australia leading the charge in building a circular economy
SUEZ-ResourceCo is celebrating the production milestone of 1 million tonnes of alternative fuel generated by the Wingfield facility, in the process diverting more than 2 million tonnes of waste from landfill which is enough to fill Adelaide Oval.
The Wingfield facility uses world-leading technology to harness the energy value in construction, demolition, commercial and industrial waste, otherwise destined for landfill, transforming it into a baseload fuel (Processed Engineered Fuel) for use by Adelaide Brighton Cement.
Chairman of SUEZ-ResourceCo and CEO of SUEZ Australia & New Zealand Mark Venhoek said that the partnership has seen both a huge reduction in reliance on fossil fuels and significant diversion from landfill.
The plant, the first of its kind commissioned in Australia, has helped reduce annual Green House Gas emissions equivalent to the electricity supply of 50,000 homes.
The multi-million-dollar resource recovery and alternative fuels plant has been a leader in Australia’s efforts to move away from a make, use and dispose model to the recovery, recycling and re-use of products to extract their maximum value – in this case dry non-recyclable materials.
“Through the use of this alternative fuel Adelaide Brighton Cement has achieved a reduction of approximately 500,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions since project inception.”
The cement produced by Adelaide Brighton, using PEF from the Wingfield plant, is then used in a host of major infrastructure projects across South Australia, including the recent redevelopment at Adelaide Oval, which is playing host to today’s milestone celebration.