A report evaluating funding and investigating the landscape for future investment in anaerobic digestion in Victoria.
In February 2020, the Victorian Government announced the $10 million waste to energy support package as part of the Recycling Victoria: A new economy 10-year action plan to reform Victoria’s waste and recycling system. Amongst other targets, this action plan aims to halve the volume of organic waste going to landfill by 2030. In line with this target, anaerobic digestion is considered a priority for investment in waste to energy infrastructure by the Victorian Government.
In light of this funding announcement as well as the closure of the SV administered Waste to Energy Infrastructure Fund in 2016 and Bioenergy Infrastructure Fund in 2019, Sustainability Victoria engaged Enea Consulting to complete a project that evaluates the two rounds of funding and investigates the landscape for future investment in anaerobic digestion in Victoria. This project (titled W2E Infrastructure Fund Evaluation and Sector Development) comprises 3 main phases, each with its own objective:
This estimation report encompasses the second phase of the project. The findings of this estimation informs Phase 3 of the overall project, specifically the recommendations for Sustainability Victoria and the Victorian Government to support investment in infrastructure for anaerobic digestion.
Read the Phase 3 report on government measures and interventions for biogas.