‘Energy from Waste’ is a term used to describe treatment technologies or processes undertaken for the primary purpose of generating and maximising the production of a usable form of energy including heat, electricity, or fuel from waste. A range of these technologies are used widely overseas and to a limited degree in Australia.

As the South Australian industry explores further ways to safely recover resources, the EPA will be required to consider Energy from Waste applications.

The EPA’s position statement aims to provide clarity and certainty for industry on the regulation of these activities, and has been developed with regard to the feedback received during consultation on the discussion paper Enhancing resource recovery and discussing the place of energy recovery in 2017.