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Scholarship Winner Researches ‘Green Energy’ Project

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Until recently, it has been inefficient to extract methane from landfill sites such as the one in Bathurst, N.S.W. However, a former winner of the OMYA -Mitchell foundation scholarship is hoping to change this with a new research and development project.

Jason Scarborough received the scholarship in 1992, and his latest project is to contribute towards the completion of a Masters in Environment Engineering and Science at the University of NSW.

Supported by Country Energy and the Bathurst City Council, Scarborough’s project aims to decrease the number of extraction points necessary for methane extraction, resulting in a lower cost operation overall. He will use two methods to identify methane deposits: an infrared camera, sensitive to heat and a geophysics method using an electrical current through the ground to develop a picture of the sub surface.

Managing Director of Country Energy, Craig Murray, said that if the project is successful, an generation plant would be established in Bathurst in about two years.

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