Tamworth abattoir gets help to slice its energy costs
Teys, the company that runs the abattoir, has received a grant of almost $330,000, which it will use to install a $1 million biogas system at the site.
Biogas is a clean, easily controlled source of renewable energy derived from organic waste materials, including cow manure.
The project will allow Teys to recover biogas produced by the abattoir’s waste water system and burn the gas in a boiler to produce steam.
The project involves the installation of a six megawatt dual fuel steam boiler and equipment to burn both grid-supplied natural gas and biogas.
The move is expected to reduce the carbon emissions intensity of the site by five per cent and reduce site-wide natural gas consumption by up to 25 per cent.
The system will also allow Teys to save an estimated $327,000 in energy costs per year.
The project has been hailed as a win for business, a win for the community and a win for the environment.
It’s a major boost for Teys, which is the largest single-site employer in the New England and North-West region of NSW, with over 450 people working at the Tamworth complex.
The Clean Technology Food and Foundries Program is part of the Government’s $1.2 billion Clean Technology Program, funded by carbon price revenue, which aims to provide assistance to businesses all over Australia with practical assistance to become more energy efficient and, as a result, more profitable, competitive and sustainable.
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