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EPA recommends approval for New Energy’s Waste to Energy Project in Port Hedland

8 April 2013

New Energy Corporation (New Energy) has welcomed the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA) recommendation to approve the company's Port Hedland Waste to Energy Project.

The Port Hedland Waste to Energy Project is an Australian first, and will convert approximately 100,000 tonnes of waste, which would otherwise have gone to landfill, into a clean and renewable energy source.

At full capacity, the Port Hedland Waste to Energy Project, which uses technology developed in Western Australia, could produce enough energy to power the equivalent of 21,000 homes in the Pilbara.

The EPA has recommended the project be approved by the WA Minister for Environment after it was considered at the highest level of assessment via a Public Environmental Review (PER).

The decision of the EPA is now open to public appeal for a two week period, before the Minister makes a final determination on the project.

New Energy Chairman Enzo Gullotti said a comprehensive PER submission, supported by successful community consultation, had contributed to the EPA's decision, which was a significant milestone for the company.

"We are passionate about delivering our waste to energy solution and providing a world class environmental outcome for the Pilbara," Mr Gullotti said.

"The delivery of this project will ensure that recycling initiatives can be realised on a large scale, landfill diversion rates will be among the highest in Western Australia, and clean renewable power generation is established."

New Energy Chief Executive David Sneddon said Port Hedland was selected due to the pressure on the waste management and power generation infrastructure in the region, and to play a key role in assisting to deliver the State Government's "Pilbara Cities" vision.

"In order to achieve the State Government's objective of building the population of Karratha and Port Hedland into cities of 50,000 people, sustainable waste and power generation infrastructure is critical," Mr Sneddon said.

"New Energy's solution is well placed to assist the Pilbara in keeping pace with its unprecedented growth."

This milestone contributes to what has been an already very exciting start to 2013 for New Energy. Developments to date include the submitting of the PER document for the proposed New Energy facility in Rockingham, entering into exclusive Memorandums of Understanding to develop similar sized projects in Victoria and New South Wales, and progressing New Energy's International expansion plans.

About New Energy

New Energy Corporation Pty Ltd (New Energy) is a leader in the emerging Waste to Energy market globally.

Our vision is a world with Zero Landfill, where waste fuels a sustainable future.

Our mission is to generate renewable energy from waste diverted from landfill. We will achieve this by using the commercially proven Australian Entech Waste to Gas ("WtGas-RES®") low temperature gasification technology, which is supported by an Executive Management team with extensive experience in Sustainable Waste Management practices.

New Energy is committed to sustainable business practices for both the environment and the communities in which we operate in.

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David Sneddon
Chief Executive Officer
New Energy Corporation
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