World-first green energy plant hailed as a model for food waste pro­cess­ing world­wide

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The young woman who op­er­ates one of Aus­tralia’s latest green energy plants says she is proud to be in­volved in a com­pany tak­ing such as far-sighted ini­tia­tive that shows how in­dus­try can prof­itably en­hance its en­vi­ron­men­tal foot­print.

Kelly Hawkins, Bio­gas Tech­ni­cian at Oakey Beef Ex­ports in Queens­land, says she is very sat­is­fied to be re­spon­si­ble for the day-to-day op­er­a­tion of the Global Wa­ter En­gi­neer­ing COHRAL plant in­stalled by CST Waste­water So­lu­tions plant, which also pro­duces high­qual­ity waste wa­ter as it re­places fos­sil fu­els.

The world-first COHRAL green energy ini­tia­tive by the lead­ing Ja­panese meat pro­ces­sor NH Foods at Oakey Beef Ex­ports in Aus­tralia has been praised as an en­vi­ron­men­tal and busi­ness ef­fi­ciency model for food pro­duc­ers world­wide.

Of­fi­cially opened this year by Aus­tralian Fed­eral In­dus­try and Science Min­is­ter and MP for Groom, Hon Ian Macfar­lane, the plant ex­tracts meth­ane bio­gas from its waste wa­ter streams to re­place mil­lions of dol­lars’ worth of nat­u­ral gas cur­rently con­sumed at the abat­toir on Queens­land’s Dar­ling Downs.

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