RP1.2-04 Integrated model for bio-methane injection in gas networks

Executive Summary

This project builds on the framework developed in RP1.2-03 and aims to develop and apply an integrated model for the techno-economic viability assessment of bio-methane projects in Australia.

The model would be robust and easy-to-use; and would benefit both industry end-users examining the viability of a potential site and policy makers exploring the effect of different incentives on the development of the bio-gas industry in Australia.

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Commencement / End Date March 2021 to October 2024
Outcomes / Impact

The outcomes of the project will be:

  1. A user-friendly integrated viability assessment model for bio-methane projects.
  2. A database of expected yields and costs of different combinations of feedstocks at different scales.
  3. A report detailing the sites in Australia where bio-methane injection is most viable, detailing the use of the model and its application to Australian case studies, and two journal papers presenting the model and some key insights obtained for bio-methane viability in Australia.
  4. A PhD thesis and accompanying publications that provide support for assessing the viability of bio-methane projects
Partners University of Adelaide, Jemena, Energy Networks Australia, AGIG, Worley, APA Group, GHD, University of Melbourne
Research Contact

Martha Le