Construction crews are mobilising at MSF Sugar’s Tableland Mill at Arriga to start building the company’s $75 million green energy power plant.
Project manager Mark Magnanini used last week’s Rotary FNQ Field Days to explain the project in more detail.
When operational in July 2018, the plant’s biomass-fired 87 bar high pressure boiler will produce 130 t/hour of steam, which will power a steam turbine generator and produce 23 megawatts of electricity.
The plant will use the latest technology, known as an electrostatic precipitator, to meet environmental emission standards.
The electricity connection will then pass through the Ergon Energy Queensland network and will generate enough electricity to power all houses on the Tablelands.
“This exciting project will generate not only green electricity but also lead to employment in the region,” Mr Maganini said.
“Even more impressive is that the Tableland Mill plant is just the first step in MSF Sugar’s vision to expand the revenue base from sugarcane to include other high value products such as biofuels.”