DomaCom crowdfunding to build northern NSW bioHub

DomaCom crowdfunding to build northern NSW bioHub
DomaCom crowdfunding to build northern NSW bioHub

Fractional investment fund manager, DomaCom will crowdfund buying land and and developing a $4.3 million bioHub in the northern NSW town of Casino.

Once the $4.3 million for the land and the development costs is raised, Brisbane-based bioHub developer, Utilitas, will sign a 10-year lease to operate the bioHub.

The rental income generated is expected to give investors an annual eight percent yield.

Arthur Naoumidis, DomaCom CEO said this is an exciting opportunity to merge a socially responsible energy investment in rural Australia with a projected healthy yield for investors.

“For a minimum investment of $2,500, investors can participate in the development of a bioHub project that will service the energy needs of the local sewage wastewater treatment plant, industries and communities in and around Casino, one of Australia’s major beef centres," he said.

“Every year Australia produces enough sewage, agricultural and processing residuals to power more than one million homes.

“Utilitas has a target of 100 bioHubs in 100 regional centres by 2025, and we are excited to be part of this energy project of the future.”

Fiona Waterhouse, Utilitas founding shareholder and CEO said the bioHub developer sees the DomaCom “partnership” as an integral part of the capital raising needed to unlock the development of this kind of useful infrastructure across rural Australia.

“At a time of rising energy costs across Australia, Utilitas is offering an environmentally sound service to rural Australia where our bioHubs use well proven, safe and reliable technology to convert organic waste and waste water into electricity, gas and fuel, create local fertiliser and other useful bioproducts,” she said.

“These plans can safely and reliably capture and utilise energy and nutrient from this waste that typically would have to be disposed at an economic and environmental cost.

"Demand for our bioHubs is being driven by three key factors – growing demand for food, increasing energy costs, and supply risks.

“Casino is an excellent example of how this energy technology can work to benefit a rural community.

“This northern NSW town of about 12,000 people is the regional hub of a large cattle industry, and, as a consequence, the sheer size of biomass from abattoirs and farms in this fertile beef region makes it an ideal location for a bioHub.”

Utilitas uses tanks to digest organic waste and convert it into electricity.

They have one plant operational under private ownership in Queensland treating animal waste, which generates sufficient energy to power 235 homes.

They have designed more than 5MWe (5,875 homes equivalent) of private projects including in New South Wales treating abattoir waste.

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