Biodome begins work in Australia

Kirk Environmental  sister company Biodome International has been commissioned to supply and install its specialist equipment for a plant in western Australia.

It is one of the first key showcases of anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in the country and will enable a waste management solution by diverting waste from landfill, reducing greenhouse gases and generating clean energy via the anaerobic digestion of organic food waste from supermarkets, fishery’s and green waste from the city council.

Waste is digested in the glass-fused-to-steel tanks and the biogas produced is stored inside the Biodome roofs ready to be drawn off when required.

The company completed the design process and commenced manufacture with delivery to site expected toward the end of May 2013.

Biodome said: "This project will be a milestone for Australian AD projects in serving the purpose of reducing organic waste to landfill, as well as generating clean energy and lowering the reliance on fossil fuels. We are pleased to be part of this exciting development and will be able to transfer more than 35 years of expertise and experience in AD to help the Australian market grow and flourish."