The Austcane ethanol project (value approx $220 million) is proposed in the Burdekin area, south of Townsville in Queensland.  The facility incorporates an integrated Sugar Cane Processing Mill, Juice extraction, Ethanol Plant and Cogeneration processing one million tonnes per year of sugar cane per year to to produce up to 160 million litres of fuel grade ethanol per year to be used in ethanol fuel blends.

TfA commenced involvement with Austcane at the very beginning of the project, working with the Project Owner as Clients’ Engineer to progress the project and Development Application.

TfA’s Role included:

  • Project Definition
  • Basis of Design Specification
  • Site layout master planning
  • Technology Integration & Balance of Plant
  • Technical support for preparation of DA submission for project approvals including:
    • environmental management plan
    • noise and odour
    • emission modelling
  • Technology integration and process engineering
    Front End Engineering Design

    • Civil works, including bulk earthworks
    • PFD’s
    • Mass Balances
    • Ethanol Tank Farm
    • Fire Fighting
    • Utilities and Services
    • Water Treatment
  • Preliminary Budgets