2016 is a special year for Richgro Garden Products as this family owned and operated business celebrates one hundred years in operation. But to be a successful business you need to move with the times or even ahead of them and that’s just what they have done with a new waste to clean energy facility.
Richgro’s $8 million Anaerobic Digestion Plant at Jandakot is turning tonnes of waste that would otherwise go to landfill into clean energy, power and fertiliser. Solid and liquid waste from nearby breweries, chicken farms, supermarkets, food suppliers and aluminium cans are all recycled.
Richgro Garden Products Managing Director Geoff Richards explains how the organic waste is simply and naturally broken down to produce organic fertiliser used in their garden products and biogas (carbon dioxide and methane). This biogas is then used to generate power, which in turn is then used to provide electricity for the site and to heat the growing tunnels for tasty blueberries in winter.
To find out more about this exciting innovation go to richgro.com.au or jump on to the Home in WA website