Welcome – this part of our website is to record the latest media activity that is relevant to both our project and to the wider WtE and renewable industries in Australia.  The news media is catalogued by date, the latest being at the top of each of the sections.


CRS to undergo health assessment

JANUARY 31 2018 Capital Recycling Solution's recycling plant plan to undergo health assessment Katie Burgess  The company behind a proposal to build a recycling plant in Canberra's east will have to prove it won't be dangerous to public health despite dropping the most controversial part of their plans. After [...]

February 2nd, 2018|Project Media|

Greens put torch to Fyshwick Waste burner proposal

Greens put torch to Fyshwick waste burner proposal By Ian Bushnell - 10 November 2017 An artist’s impression of the proposed Fyshwick facility. CRS has now halved its expected capacity. The company proposing the Fyshwick waste-to-energy burner faces an uphill battle to win approval, despite halving its ambitions after the ACT [...]

November 10th, 2017|Project Media|

CRS – Recycling Centre and Freight Rail Moving Ahead

Draft 26 10 2017 26 October 2017 RECYCLING CENTRE AND FREIGHT RAIL MOVING AHEAD Capital Recycling Solutions (CRS) proposal for an advanced centre for recycling, resource recovery and renewable energy in Fyshwick is moving ahead with ongoing studies and community consultation. “The ACT Government issued stringent requirements for a [...]

October 30th, 2017|Project Media|

ACT Greens Slam Canberra’s proposed Waste to Energy plants

OCTOBER 29 2017 ACT Greens slam Canberra's proposed waste-to-energy plants Andrew Brown The ACT Greens have slammed proposed waste-to-energy facilities in Canberra, saying such processes present both health and environmental concerns. The concerns over the planned sites, such as the future Capital Recycling Solutions facility proposed for Fyshwick, have been [...]

October 30th, 2017|Project Media|
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CRS, ActewAGL Retail and waste-to-energy
One of the key pathways options to achieving the outcomes of the ACT Government Waste Feasibility Study is waste-to-energy. On 7 March 2014 the ACT Government announced in a media release titled “Turning Waste Into Energy”, that it was seeking private sector solutions to develop waste-to-energy technology within the ACT. The government statement said:

“A regional materials recovery and bioenergy facility could convert ACT and regional organic waste into renewable electricity, with enough energy to power over 15,000 Canberra households, once the facility is fully operational. It can also recover high-value plastics and metals that would otherwise end up in landfill. Bioenergy is widely used in northern Europe as a clean, renewable source for producing energy.”

As a result of this government initiative, and other waste-to-energy pathways considered in the Waste Feasibility Study, CRS formed a Joint Venture with ActewAGL Retail. The JV considered a range of WtE technologies and examined the most successful and environmentally beneficial plants operating around the world. The JV then began an extensive community consultation program to gauge support for such a proposal. After many months, and meetings with hundreds of people, it became apparent that the Canberra community was not ready for WtE at this stage. While there is widespread support for such a proposal, a large proportion of the population clearly needed more time to understand the technology and environmental outcomes. CRS decided to remove the WtE component from the proposal and instead work with Veolia to send non-recyclable residues to the Woodlawn Bioreactor.

$1 billion plan to resolve Ipswich’s waste issue

BIG STINK: $1 billion plan to resolve Ipswich's waste issue 15th Nov 2017 5:00 AM | Updated: 12:41 PM   WASTE NOT: Landfill sites, such as this one in Ipswich, would become a source of electricity under a proposal to build a waste-to-energy plant in Ipswich.David Nielsen by Helen Spelitis [...]

November 15th, 2017|Waste to Energy Media|

Garbage from Hurricane Irma will help power Florida

Garbage from Hurricane Irma will now help power Florida 3 days ago by Lacy Cooke Hurricane Irma left a mess of destruction in its wake. But in Florida, some of that trash will be put to good use – as electricity. Garbage will be burned in waste-to-energy plants that can produce enough power for around 30,000 homes. [...]

September 21st, 2017|Waste to Energy Media|

Rocky road for waste burner

Rocky road for waste burner John Flint, PerthNow September 19, 2017 6:18pm MOST of Perth’s municipal and commercial waste might soon be trucked to Premier Mark McGowan’s seat of Rockingham for waste-to-energy incineration. A 20-year landmark deal was made on Wednesday night by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council for [...]

September 21st, 2017|Waste to Energy Media|
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