Environmental Planning and Waste Management Sydney

Green Electricity Production in the Hunter Valley Using Waste Wood Residues

Verdant Earth Technologies Limited is planning to repurpose the existing Redbank Power Station to use 100% waste wood residues for operations. The power station is located at 112 Long Point Rd, Warkworth (Lot 450 DP 1119428) approximately 9 kms west of the township of Singleton. Consultation with the community is underway to seek feedback on this exciting new development for the Hunter.

About Verdant Earth

Founded in 2018, Verdant Earth Technologies is an Australian-based green energy company that owns, develops, and operates green hydrogen and renewable energy assets. Verdant believes the foundation of a net-zero economy is net-zero infrastructure. The Redbank Power Station is central to this strategy and to Verdant’s proposed Renewable Energy Hubin the Hunter Valley.

About the project

Upon restart, the facility will be one of the largest green baseload renewable energy providers in NSW and the only existing facility capable of providing continuous green 24/7 power with near net-zero CO2 emissions, adding to grid stability. The power station will receive up to 900,000 tonnes of waste wood residues for conversion into electricity. The waste wood residues will be transported by trucks to the power station. The existing fuel storage area and modified fuel handling equipment will enable the plant to use the new fuel type.

The 151-megawatt power station will use its existing “fluidised bed” technology, well-known for its highly efficient and low emissions profile, to produce 1 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of green baseload power, equivalent to supplying 200,000 homes.

The project is expected to provide:

  • Reliable electricity generation with near net zero CO2
  • 1,000,000 MWh of green 24/7 baseload power
  • Support for NSW’s transition to sustainable energy and less reliance on coal
  • An estimated reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of approximately 96% compared to the currently approved fuel (coal tailings)
  • Assistance to the waste recycling industry by reducing waste going to landfill
  • Strength to the economy by creating long-term green jobs and short-term construction jobs
  • Support to the sustainable forestry industry in NSW.

More information can be found in our fact sheet on the project.

How can I find out more?

The online information session was held on Tuesday 7th December 2021 between 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Please see the video recording.

View our scoping report to understand more about the project.

How can I provide feedback?

We would appreciate your comments and questions on the project by Friday 17th December 2021. Please email or phone us on 02 8056 1849

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