Council’s Liveable Climate Plan states that Council intends to be sourcing 100% renewable energy by 2030 and be at Net Zero Emissions by 2040. A future enhancement of the facility will see the heat energy produced converted into electricity.
The Yarra Ranges region has a lot of woody material, some of which is disposed of through open air burning or being chipped for mulch. By establishing a biochar facility, we can produce a high value product from low value woody material.
Council is committed to mitigating climate change and offering innovative support for our local farming and horticulture community, along with home growers in the region.