Australia’s only ASX-listed biomethane producer has been awarded ‘preferred tender’ status for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of Yarra Valley Water’s second waste to energy plant at Lilydale, Victoria.

Delorean’s (ASX:DEL) engineering division will carry out the design, build, operation and maintenance for an initial two year operating and maintenance (O&M) contract for the anaerobic digestion facility, at a total cost of $40 – $50m.

Build works to begin in 2022

Initial build works are scheduled to begin in late Q3 2022 upon completion of planning, regulatory and ministerial approvals.

Post project practical completion in Dec 2023, Delorean will transition into an initial two-year O&M contract for the facilities operations.

DEL said this represents another “exciting milestone” for the business – once the contract is entered, the project will be the first government contract and fourth major construction project for the company’s engineering division.

Other projects include Delorean’s completion and commissioning of the Jandakot Bioenergy Plant in Western Australia, and the current construction of projects for Blue Lake Milling (a subsidiary of CBH Group) in South Australia and Ecogas in New Zealand.

Designed to process 150m3/day of organic waste

The new Yarra Valley Lilydale facility is set to process an average of 150m3/day of organic waste using anaerobic digestion, a natural process that converts organic waste to clean, green energy.

It will produce 1.2MW of electricity and supply the adjacent sewage treatment plant (and the co-located Recycled Water Pump Station), with surplus energy exported to the grid.

Consistent with all Delorean Corporation bioenergy plants, there is no incineration used.

The Lilydale project will support Yarra Valley Water’s strategic goals of producing 100% of their own energy by 2025 and net zero emissions by 2030.

DEL said a contract will be executed on the finalisation of contractual terms and the submission to YVW of standard contractual documents, at which time further contract information will be advised to the market.


Pure Hydrogen signs term sheet for delivery of hydrogen fuel cell trucks

Clean energy company Pure Hydrogen (ASX:PH2) has signed a term sheet for the supply of seven Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks with AKM Earth Pty Ltd, a provider of environmental management services throughout southeast Queensland.

The HFCV trucks are cost effective and deliver considerable fuel savings over their expected seven-year supply term, PH2 says, with hydrogen fuel cells being about twice as efficient as standard internal combustion engines.

PH2 said the trucks, which will be the first to be provided under the Pure X brand, are based on existing diesel gliders with the diesel components removed using H2X fuel cell powertrains.

Elsewhere, Pure Hydrogen has been in discussions with a range of large industrial users for back to base operations that are also considering using hydrogen trucks.

Work has been carried out with well-known truck and bus manufacturers, with plans in place to build a hydrogen ecosystem that can provide hydrogen solutions including trucks, buses and work vehicles together with the hydrogen fuel to power these vehicles, the company said.

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