Manawatu-Wanganui takes up a large proportion of the lower half of New Zealand's North Island. It is the second-largest local government region in the North Island and the sixth-largest in N.Z, totalling approximately 22,000 km2 (circa 8% of N.Z’s land area).
This project has been developed in collaboration with the Manawatu District Council, which will derive significant benefits for its ratepayers through reduced waste being disposed in landfill and the associated environmental benefits, lower waste management costs and increased local employment.
The feedstocks for the WTE facility will be made available from the local Manawatu District Council and consist of sorted MSW and plastics.
The outputs from the facility are bio-diesel, green electricity, biochar and char. This facility and the whole process will result in a net reduction in greenhouse emissions, and will satisfy all environmental regulations.
Electricity 1.8MW (43MWh/day)
Syn-Diesel: 14,000 Litres / day (EN-590 Grade)
Biochar/Char: 2 tons / day
Bioplant Manawatu Project
Bioplant Manawatu NZ Limited
Amount of Waste to be Processed
40 Tons per day of sorted MSW and mixed sorted & dried plastics
The Facility will comprise:
- Pre-treatment equipment designed sort over 60 tons of waste per day.
- 1 x Bioplant 40 ton/day twin furnace pyrolysis modular Hybrid plant.
- 2 x 1.1MW waste heat drive generators.
- Syngas cooling, cleaning and oil refining equipment
- Buildings and site infrastructure including connecting to the electricity grid.
This is equivalent to supplying green power to 1,500 homes and saving over 25,000 Tons per year of GHG emissions from reduced landfill and fossil fuel production. This is equivalent to taking in excess 5,000 cars off the road and it supports "Kaitiakitanga" (New Zealand Iwi guardianship of the land).
See Bioplant website CSR activities http://www.bioplantenergy.com