The Gaia EnviroTech team delivered another Australian designed and manufactured Biodigester in Regional Victoria.
This piece of kit will produce renewable on demand energy in the form of gas and heat from agriculture and food waste and produce valuable by products. Using capability from mining industry experience this technology is modular and expandable.
The Gaia team have the capability to assess your needs with a biolab available for testing of waste feedstocks plus a wide range of waste treatment solutions capability and services including consulting, options analysis, and full engineering and trade off studies.
Why pay to dispose of your waste when you can convert it to energy and help our planet …. If you’d like to understand what your options to convert biowaste to energy are, contact us today
Lachlan has an applied science degree with honours in environmental science and biotechnology, and a doctorate in molecular microbial ecology. Previously, Lachlan has undertaken research on biological nutrient removal microbiology, molecular biology, environmental genomics, consulted within the wastewater treatment industry, and worked in food manufacturing.
As a keen outdoors person, he has always taken an interest in environmental conservation and the effects human activities have on our environment. During his studies it became clear that his goal was to find practical solutions to environmental problems. Waste and wastewater may not be a glamorous topic, however they are issues that are only getting more important. Fortunately, there is growing interest reducing waste, and increasing sustainability through harvesting renewable energy.
Lachlan applies his expertise within the anaerobic digestion microbiology team developing laboratory testing for the characterisation of feedstocks, estimating biogas and methane production, and replicating the modular Biodigester at benchtop-scale for optimization trials.
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Gaia’s innovative biodigesting technology is gaining interest and momentum across the Australian farming community and was featured on ABC’s Landline this week highlighting its unique approach to transforming livestock manure into energy.
The 13-minute segment featured Gaia’s anaerobic digester pilot plant operating at A J Trigg & Sons dairy farm and Sandy Gray, Gekko’s Technical Director, who is bringing the Gaia’s biodigester concept to commercial reality.
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Ballarat based company Gekko Systems is expanding its frontiers beyond mining by developing a modular biodigester. Named after the Greek Goddess of Mother Earth, Gaia EnviroTech promises to help livestock producers transform animal waste into biogas which can be used to generate gas, electricity and heat.
The first anaerobic biodigester has been developed for the Australian dairy industry to process effluent into gas, electrical power and heat, while producing nutrient rich liquid and solid fertiliser which can be re-applied to the land. Other benefits include removal of animal waste odours, pathogen reduction, and the reduction of green-house gas emissions.
Gaia EnviroTech General Manager, Tony Stone said “We are excited to be offering to livestock and food producers a real solution to manage their organic waste issues in a way that not only improves their operations economics but also has environmental benefits.”
The first trial is located at A.J. Trigg Farm Bungaree. The design includes six modules able to treat up to 20 cubic metres of cow manure per day. The operation is due to be completed with stabilised biogas production by the end of January.
To learn more about Gaia EnviroTech and biodigester solution, contact Tony Stone via email to [email protected].
Together with the Victorian Government, Gekko Systems today took further steps towards a greener future, unveiling a prototype biodigester that will help industry turn waste into renewable energy.
An Australian first, the custom engineered shipping container converts bio waste into gas, electricity and odour free fertiliser. For industries like dairy farming, this will mean a waste disposal system that reduces their carbon footprint, saves money on electricity and provides a nutrient rich fertiliser.
The innovation marks a first for Gekko Systems, applying their engineering capability, currently used in the mining services industry, to local industry challenges and viable renewable energy generation.
“We are excited to apply the skills of our talented team here in regional Victoria to a problem that the whole of Australia is facing; electricity” said Sandy Gray, Gekko Systems Technical Director.
“The fact that our prototype also deals with waste disposal which is another challenge Australia is grappling with, is a strong indicator that clever solutions can be created locally. Certainly we’re hopeful we can improve this technology down the track to deal with other forms of waste such as council rubbish collection,” added Sandy.
Gekko Systems have been awarded funding from the Victoria Government via the Sector Growth Program which supports projects that align with the Future Industries Sector Strategies; creating new jobs and driving growth, productivity and increasing the competitiveness of Victorian businesses.
The technology design and development of the biodigester is the result of collaboration between Gekko Systems and a piggery in Ballarat who have operated a biodigester for a number of years to optimise treatment efficiency. The first unit will be installed at a Bungaree Dairy Farm in mid 2017.
About Gaia EnviroTech
At Gaia EnviroTech, we help livestock and food producers deal with organic waste management while producing renewable energy that not only improves operations’ economics but also has environmental benefits.