- Archive (pre-2016)
Waste Biomass Opportunities Map for the South East of SA (2014)
This study aims to identify the locations and aggregate amounts of waste biomass occurring in the SE region of South Australia (SA) from four key source categories:
(1) crop residues
(2) manufacturing and processing residues
(3) animal wastes and
(4) residential and commercial organic waste (including sewage waste).
This report presents the estimated quantities and regional distribution (by local government area) of waste biomass identified for these source categories within the SE region. These estimated quantities include the: ’Total Waste Biomass‘ – generated by these sources; and Accessible Waste Biomass‘ – that part of the Total Waste Biomass deemed practically available for resource recovery purposes (as collection of some waste biomass components is not considered practical or feasible, e.g. crop roots, field animal waste, etc.).
Some of this Accessible Waste Biomass in the SE region is presently committed to waste management practices involving a level of resource recovery and/or disposal to other uses. Where possible, the current end use or disposal practice of this material has been identified. This material could be available for alternative and more valuable end uses.
This report also provides high-level overviews of energy and water infrastructure present in the SE region, which could be important to siting any potential waste biomass resource recovery facility.