Bindaree Beef - Bio-digester and Rendering Plant

The Challenge:

Mitchel Hanlon Consulting was appointed by Bindaree Beef to prepare a Preliminary Environmental Assessment (PEA) for lodgment with the Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DP&I) requesting the Director Generals Requirements (DGRs) for a new bi-digester plant and a new rendering plant at the existing abattoir site in Inverell, NSW.

Bindaree Beef is one of Australia's largest meat processors and a prominent leader in the Australian meat industry. It is a family owned and operated processing plant at Inverell in northern NSW capable of processing 1,300 cattle per day and employs over 600 people from the surrounding region.

The Solution:

The Proposal

In its simplest form, the Bindaree Beef project consists of:- 

  • A new, highly effective waste treatment system that will produce biogas, clean water and liquid fertaliser;
  • A biogas utalisation system that will generate power and steam for on-site use; and
  • A replacement rendering plant that will use less electricity and steam.

This project is the first of its kind for the beef industry in Australia and will reduce the current carbon emitted by Bindaree Beef. 

Development consent was issued by the Department of Planning on 10 December 2014.

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