Quantum Power’s A J Bush & Sons in Beaudesert, Queensland received a $1.2 upgrade aimed at maximizing its biogas resources. Included in the upgrade are four new 250 kilowatt Deutz biogas generators with the capacity to generate one megawatt of energy, which would take advantage of onsite biogas resources and therefore displace 23,000 tonnes of CO2E direct emissions. The upgrade is also expected to reduce A J Bush’s grid electricity consumption and the associated carbon emissions by 35%.
IFES Number: 108
Type of Firm: meat processing plant
Main Products: red meat and poultry by-products
Technology: digester to electricity and heat (co-gen)
Energy Feedstock: meat by-products
Outputs: high quality protein meals; electricity used onsite, heat
Reason for Closing: Ceased dairy operation