GREEN ENERGY POWERED BY AGRICULTURE

A proven energy model that makes sustainability goals a reality.

Kalfresh Bioenergy

“We have the opportunity to not just feed people … but to solve some of the biggest problems Australia faces with our renewable energy model.”

Kalfresh CEO Richard Gorman

A NEW SOURCE OF GREEN ENERGY

We’re building Australia’s first on-farm, closed-loop waste to energy system that value-adds waste streams.

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Green Power

for precinct & grid

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Green Gas

for transport and manufacturing

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Bio-Fertiliser

for organic soil improvement

Real. Reliable. Repeatable. Resilient.

The Kalfresh Bioenergy Facility will be the centrepiece of the new Scenic Rim Agricultural Industrial Precinct at Kalbar.

It’s a new energy model for Australia that value-adds agricultural waste, urban food waste and energy feedstock crops to generate baseload electricity 24/7, gas for transport and industry and biofertiliser.

This model is proven and working overseas, where it’s already powering trucks, buses and industry in Europe, the UK, America and Canada.

Stage 1 of the Kalfresh Bioenergy facility at Kalbar will be 1.6MW and will use anaerobic digestion to transform agricultural waste, food waste and energy crop to produce heat, electricity and digestate fertiliser.

Fully developed, the Kalfresh facility will increase to generate 10MW and will also produce renewable compressed natural gas, a diesel replacement to fuel trucks and buses and power industrial manufacturing.

When fully developed the facility will produce up to five energy products:

  1. Green Electricity for the Precinct with excess going to the public grid for homes and businesses
  2. Renewable Compressed Natural Gas (RNG) to replace diesel in trucks and buses
  3. RNG for use by industry in manufacturing
  4. A food-grade carbon dioxide gas for use in beverage production
  5. Biofertiliser – Digestate is the by-product of anaerobic digestion and will be used by nearby farms, or at the precinct composting site, as a biofertiliser for soil nutrition, reducing our reliance on synthetic fertilisers.

The Anaerobic Digestion process is simple and well-established overseas – feedstocks are added to sealed anaerobic digestion tanks where bacteria breaks down the organic matter and produces methane biogas and digestate.

The Kalfresh energy model provides farmers with a new revenue stream from dedicated feedstock crops which they can grow in rotation with their commercial food and fodder crops.

The Kalbar facility is the first stage of a plan to roll out this innovative renewable energy model across regional Queensland.

It’s a good news story for Australian agriculture and will help our country reach its environmental and sustainability goals.

The Kalfresh Bioenergy Facility will co-digest multiple feedstocks to produce up to five energy products.

Feedstocks

Agricultural Waste

(horticulture, cattle, poultry)

Food Waste

Energy Crop grown in rotation with commercial crops

Outputs

Green Power for Precinct and local grid

STAGE 1

Biofertiliser

STAGE 1


Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) to fuel heavy transport and industry

Biogenic CO2 for food & beverage manufacturing

Green gas for industry and household use

Environmental & Economic Benefits

SCALABLE AND REPEATABLE

Kalfresh has a plan to repeat this model throughout QLD farming communities.

WASTE DIVERTED

Up to 388,000T of organic matter received/year

DECARBONISES AG & INDUSTRY

Up to 430,000T carbon dioxide emissions avoided/year, that’s equivalent to planting 7 million trees/year.

CARBON-NEUTRAL DIESEL REPLACEMENT

Our 10MW system will generate up to 1.6PJ of  Renewable Compressed Natural Gas (RNG), that’s enough to fuel 26,000 truck trips between Brisbane and Sydney/year.

GREEN ELECTRICITY

The system will generate renewable electricity for the Precinct and local grid.

DIVERSIFIED REVENUE FOR AG

Rotational energy crops and revenue from crop waste will future-proof agriculture for generations to come.

100% CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM

Nothing goes to waste, this innovative green energy model will reduce our carbon footprint in the paddock, in the factory and on the roads.

VALUE-ADDS EVERY STAGE

Every stage adds economic and environmental value, including the return of the digestate to farms as biofertiliser to reduce synthetic fertiliser use, and boost the soil health.

How our Bioenergy System will work when fully developed.

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