Sweetman Renewables is in advanced negotiations with several sawmill and wood processing companies to secure a supply of biomass to produce domestic renewable energy, including green hydrogen, and for export.
It has been suggested that significant quantities of waste biomass would be sourced from post-consumer industrial and residual waste streams.
This will bring substantial benefits in reducing pressure on landfills with associated cost saving benefits to local councils.
Sweetman Renewables has confirmed that green hydrogen production utilising wood waste to produce syngas, hydrogen and biochar is a commercially attractive and exciting aspect of the company’s business model.
Because of this, Sweetman Renewables plans to convert waste wood and biomass into green hydrogen to supply the lucrative hydrogen market.
Laboratory testing of calorific values and other technical parameters is now underway and will provide precise data for both forest and plantation sourced biomass and biomass from industrial and residential waste streams.
This will support prospective biomass export and for domestic renewable energy and hydrogen production.
John Halkett, Chairman of Sweetman Renewables, said, “Negotiations with sawmill and wood processing companies to supply biomass for export for bioenergy production in Japan and for domestic renewable energy utilisation are encouraging and ongoing.
“This includes supplying biomass to the Verdant Earth Technologies renewable baseload power station at Singleton, New South Wales, and also for domestic green hydrogen production.
“These commercial activities will also provide regional employment and related economic benefits and contribute to the transition from a reliance on thermal coal businesses for the Hunter Valley region.”
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