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1 ENERGY FROM WASTE Local Policies and Impacts on Commercialisation

2 Introduction  Overview of Three States Current EfW Policies  Victoria  New South Wales  Western Australia  Challenges to Commercialisation of EfW  Value of position of government advocacy and facilitation

3 Victoria  Energy from Waste Guideline (2013)  Forms part of the ‘Getting Full Value: the Victorian Waste and Resource Recovery Policy’ Action Plan  ‘EPA encourages EfW options where energy recovery provides the best practicable environmental outcome for the management of the waste having regard to economic, social and environmental considerations’

4 Victoria  ‘EfW Technologies must reach a target thermal efficiency rating in order to be eligible for use

5 New South Wales  Energy From Waste Policy Statement (2014)  Replaces ‘Guidance Note: Assessment of Non- Standard Fuels’ (2005)  ‘Energy from waste can be a valid pathway for residual waste where  further material recovery through reuse, reprocessing or recycling is not financially sustainable or technically achievable  community acceptance to operate such a process has been obtained.

6 New South Wales  Highly Prescriptive Feedstock ‘Eligibility Criteria’  Waste Source (MSW, C&I, C&D)  Processing of Waste mandatory except MSW from a 3 Bin system collecting Food/Organics  Only a certain % of feedstock eligible for use as fuel post processing  No prescribed framework for EFW approval  Processing of waste prior to eligibility adds considerable cost, but will not ensure optimised resource recovery

7 Western Australia  Waste to Energy WtE Position Statement (Thermal Treatment)  Document references extensive Environmental and Health Research on WtE conducted on behalf of the Minister for Environment  ‘Energy recovery is more favourable than disposal to landfill, but less favourable than the options of avoidance, re-use, reprocessing and recycling’

8 Western Australia  WA Government provides comprehensive support frameworks through  Government appointed ‘project partner’  Active participation from all relevant departments  Solutions based approach to EfW development  The most integrated and structured approach to commercialisation of EfW infrastructure by a state government in Australia to date

9 Closing Comments Questions please?

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