As many businesses were looking for ways to limit their contribution to global warming and their impact on the environment, WasteMaster Pacific launched in late 2018, providing an innovative solution that could reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill and redirect it to biogas or fertiliser.
Now, less than a year later, after being awarded a very exciting project, WasteMaster is developing their first ever 1 tonne machine. It is set to be up and running in Melbourne mid September.
The site is a prominent location within the CBD of Melbourne that currently sends all of it’s organic waste to landfill.
This is an exciting opportunity to show a large audience how WasteMaster can divert waste from ending up in landfill, repurpose it, and convert it to energy.
“It’s a huge promotion of our thinking and our technology. It really is verification and validation of all the hard work we have done, and a way of highlighting our new but strong presence here in Australia” says Rohan Dinn, General Manager of WasteMaster Pacific.
The WasteMaster system reduces the weight and volume of food waste by up to 80 per cent, producing a calorific and odourless residual material. This residual material can then be converted to biomethane, a renewable source of green power.
The green energy from 1 tonne of WasteMaster residual could power 83 homes for a whole day.
Globally, food waste causes approximately 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Eliminating global food waste would save 4.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions each year, the equivalent of taking one in four cars off the road.
WasteMaster Pacific looks forward to sharing more once the project is live in Melbourne and making a positive difference in the city that it calls home. Stay tuned.