The viability of using dairy effluent from farms in our locality to generate energy and prevent its escape into the waterways continues to progress and is generating a lot of interest (more than 3M views of recent media coverage see links below).
- “Biogas Option Explored”, The West Australian, Sarah Ison, 8 December 2017.
- “Toxic algal bloom prevention ‘too expensive’ for dairy farmers to do on their own”, ABC, Tyne Logan, 12 February 2019.
- “WA Country Hour”, ABC radio, Belinda Varischetti, 14 February 2019.
Local farmers’ are supportive of the proposal as you can read in this report, “The Farmers’ Survey”, funded by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER).
We are continuing to scope the remainder of the research that is needed to progress this project and to that end we are having an experts’ workshop this coming week that should allow us to have a detailed plan and budget going forward. We are also commencing discussions with government agencies, land care and other industry organisations to obtain funding and continue our work.