Energy from waste projects for Australian communities

Every time an item that you throw away gets sent to landfill, valuable resources are wasted. These include energy, recyclables and a number of finite natural resources such as trees, oil and coal.

Without harnessing these resources the world relies on a linear process, by taking more raw materials from the environment to manufacture new products.

SUEZ energy from waste facilities harness the power of waste, diverting it from landfills to produce smart, sustainable energy.

Our energy from waste projects

What is energy from waste?

Energy from waste (EfW) is the treatment of non-recyclable or residual wastes to recover energy from material that would otherwise be landfilled.

EfW has been used for decades around the world to convert waste to heat and electricity. This reduces the need for energy from fossil fuels to cut carbon emissions.

How does energy from waste work?

The energy from waste process involves combusting waste to generate steam, which powers steam turbogenerators that produce electricity and heat to be used in homes, businesses and by industry.

In the case of the Botany Cogeneration Plant, steam and electricity would be used for the recycling processes of the Opal Paper and Recycling Mill.

What are the benefits of energy from waste?

Energy from waste is already delivering environmental, economic and social benefits to communities around the world.

Less waste;
more energy

Fewer fossil fuels; more energy recovery

Less waste to landfill; more sustainable

Fewer emissions;
more efficient

Less impact on people and the planet

More employment and support for communities


With over 160 years’ experience in waste and water management and over 20 years’ experience in EfW solutions globally, we are trusted experts in transforming waste into clean sustainable energy.

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Click here to learn about our Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre and here to discover how our team in the United Kingdom is generating enough electricity to power 63,000 homes.

News 11 December, 2020

SUEZ signs MoU with Citywide for EfW proposal

SUEZ is pleased to have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore participation in a state-of-the-art energy from waste (EfW) facility in Victoria, following the signing of an agreement with Citywide and other project participants