Feasibility Study of Biogas Production and Applications using Rural Biomass in Northern Queensland, Australia

  • Ammar Arif Ansari Heriot-Watt University Dubai
  • Ahmed Khalid Heriot-Watt University Dubai
  • Cavin Hansel Correia Heriot-Watt University Dubai
  • Manush Dheen Heriot-Watt University Dubai
  • Ribal Talal Heriot-Watt University Dubai
  • Yousef Elshamy Heriot-Watt University Dubai
  • Florian Doucet Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Keywords: Biofuel, Biogas, Green energy, Sustainability, Cape York, Energy Plant, Feasibility Study, Economics


Cape York, in Northern Queensland, Australia, is a remote area with a limited supply of energy, making it very hard for the locals to have an easier life. Locals use diesel as a fuel for transportation which is economically harmful to the environment due to the carbon emissions. The research team found a solution for these problems and decided to design a biogas plant, which will be environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and will produce job opportunities for the locals. The plant aims to produce biogas from the raw manure of the cattle from the farms in Cairns, a nearby neighborhood. The long-term plan of the plant is to be sustainable and profitable. The business plan predicts the break-even point of the business as 4 months and the payback period as less than a year.


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Ansari, A., Khalid, A., Correia, C., Dheen, M., Talal, R., Elshamy, Y., & Doucet, F. (2022). Feasibility Study of Biogas Production and Applications using Rural Biomass in Northern Queensland, Australia. Journal of Environmental Treatment Techniques, 10(1), 124-133. https://doi.org/10.47277/JETT/10(1)133
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