A report investigating global measures and intervention strategies that facilitate anaerobic digestion infrastructure development and provide recommendations for 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
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:
global biogas policy benchmarking report encompasses the third phase of the
project. The findings of this report provide insights on the success of
different biogas policies from key jurisdictions across Italy, Germany, Canada,
California and France. These learnings have then been distilled into
recommendations for Sustainability Victoria and the Victorian Government to
support the growth of infrastructure for anaerobic digestion.
Read the Phase 2 report on the assessment of Victoria's biogas potential.