Hoteliers will soon be able to boast green environmental credentials with a new technology being developed by Australian researchers.
The EcoNova project at the University of Queensland has said it will target the tourism industry with its pilot model of a new waste treatment system. University of Queensland researcher Beth Rounsefell notes that the resulting three by-products are both “safe and recyclable”. Clean water, methane for clean green energy and a solid soil conditioning residue are all produced when waste is taken through the anaerobic conditioning system. “This is especially important to the tourism industry which is under increasing pressure to ensure its activities are sustainable,” Ms Rounsfell added. Environmentally friendly initiatives are becoming more prevalent in Australia’s tourism industry Most recently, green energy company Clean Energy is pursuing a project with the country’s 300 surf clubs in an attempt to get them operating on renewable energy alone.