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Recovery & Recycling Solutions
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  • Tellus specialises in difficult to manage hazardous materials
  • Customers sharing the same values as us where we both see waste as a valuable resource where we should find ways for it to re-enter the circular economy or stored safely until it can be reused or recycled
  • Domestic solution supporting new value-added green materials and resources, instead of shipping our waste offshore
  • Reducing environmental pressures in Australia and beyond
  • Minimising Australia's high and increasing dependence on imports
  • Increasing the competitiveness and social license to operate of Australia's industry
  • Tellus will deliver opportunities to revolutionise the domestic recycling industry through the creation of new enterprise, associated technology and jobs
  • A strong domestic recycling sector can deliver significant cost reductions to Australian industries
  • Supporting an innovative company in the business of finding economic, environmental and social value in some difficult to manage wastes.
 
The opportunities presented due to economies of scale, storing “like with like” and looking at the materials on a molecular level is what Tellus believes is the key to converting the waste into a valuable resource and positioning Australia as a leader in high-value niche products.

We can achieve this only if researchers, industries, waste generators and the waste industry work together with a technology recovery toolbox that can recover new green materials, new intellectual property and associated science and technology-based products and services.

Tellus plans to host these technologies at our own research and development (R&D) technology parks, located at both our Sandy Ridge and Chandler Facility.
 
Converting the waste into a valuable resource
Most of the planned R&D will focus on providing solutions for that remaining 75% of haz waste that is not easily recycled that can re-enter the circular economy.

The opportunities presented due to economies of scale, storing “like with like” and looking at the materials on a molecular level is what Tellus believes is the key to converting the waste into a valuable resource and positioning Australia as a leader in high-value niche products.

Once a material has been identified as having potential economic value a feasibility study will be completed to identify what additional sorting takes place through a possible variety of separation techniques to separate the valuable materials. This may require additional regulatory permits.

After the material has been separated, it will more likely be baled or pressed and then sent to other third party commercial entities to be manufactured into new products.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Tellus is committed to operating sustainably and is actively studying the programs listed below (during our feasibility studies and regulatory approvals stage) for possible inclusion into our projects:
  • Utilising hybrid power generation, including
    • Rooftop solar generation at all facilities
    • Two megawatt solar farm at the Chandler Facility
      • Tellus has commenced work with Federal Government and Northern Territory based renewable energy experts to identify if we can increase the solar farm size
  • Planning for energy efficiency, including
    • Energy efficient buildings, including solar
    • Energy efficient equipment, including electric vehicles
    • Low embodied energy materials
  • Benchmarking operations against industry recognised Sustainability Guidelines.
Other research
A lot of research gets done internationally in salt mines. For example:

Science laboratory - very dry conditions and extremely low levels of natural background radiation are very useful for some scientists in disciplines such as:
  • Particle astrophysics
  • Waste repository technology
  • Mining technology
  • Deep geophysics
These sites could attract research and development and technology investment dollars from national and international organisations, contributing to direct and indirect skills and high tech jobs in a regional area.

We expect that visiting scientists will become regular members of the facility's working community.
 
GM Sales and Marketing

Mr Richard McAree
[email protected]
Tel: +61 2 8257 3395
 
 
 
 
 
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