Cape Byron Management uses sustainably sourced biomass fuels which are low carbon, cost effective and renewable.
Biomass is organic, plant-based material sourced from waste timber, agricultural residues and dedicated energy crops that are generally not suitable for other viable uses.
Cape Byron Management’s policy is designed to ensure that we can verify that the biomass consumed in our generation facilities has been legally produced and is environmentally sustainable.
Biomass for the Condong and Broadwater power stations is procured from the following origins:
|Bagasse||bi-product of sugar cane processing|
|Energy Crop||plantation timber grown specifically for energy production|
|Tree Clearance||weed species and road and subdivision clearance|
|Waste Timber||from sawmilling operations|
Biomass is a plentiful resource and is an important part of global clean power generation.
Throughout its cycle, biomass absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and, through the process of photosynthesis, stores it as energy. Biomass, such as crops and trees, are naturally replenishing, whether through natural re-growth or plantation plantings. In this way, biomass maintains carbon equilibrium.
Sustainability principles implemented by Cape Byron Management ensures we comply, as a minimum, with the sustainability requirements being introduced by the Australian government and the regulatory and policy initiatives developing domestically.
Cape Byron Management uses their purchase contracts to contribute to local prosperity in the area of supply chain management and biomass production and the social well-being of employees and the local population in the area of the biomass production.