Simplot's Cogen Project Makes it to the Finals of the Banksia Environmental Awards

Simplot's cogeneration project commissioned late 2012 has been listed as a finalist in the 2013 Banksia Environmental Awards

The project to install a 7.9MW cogeneration plant at Simplot's Ulverstone site to secure Simplot from coal prices and increasing electricity prices also provided a significant environmental impact; reducing scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions by approximately 39,000 tonnes per annum. The project also delivered community benefits by underpinning a natural gas supply to the township of Ulverstone which otherwise may never have eventuated.

These ongoing community and environmental benefits have seen Simplot listed as a finalist in the 2013 Banksia Environmental Awards.

The winner of the 2013 Banksia Environmental Award is due to be announced on Wednesday the 9th of October.

For more information on the Banksia Foundation and to see who the other finalists are in this years awards please visit their website www.banksiafdn.com

For more information on Simplot Australia's operations please visit their website www.simplot.com.au