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