Gippsland Leaders’ Edge Lunch: Waste to Energy

Fri 23 Mar 2018
12.00pm to 2.00pm

(Arrival time: 12.00pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Traralgon Vineyard
140 Burnets Road
Traralgon VIC


Single Members: A$88.00 Non-members: A$105.00

Steve Parkinson

General Manager, Biomanufacturing Division and Strategic Business Development, Australian Paper
Steve Parkinson is currently the General Manager, Biomanufacturing Division and Strategic Business Development at Australian Paper Pty Ltd. Previously he was with Visy for 10 years as the R&D National Manager at the Visy Technical Centre, Coolaroo and was instrumental in building various mills such as the Visy Tumut Mill. With 35+ years experience in pulp, paper, packaging and manufacturing in Australia his executive roles included the Director, Wembley Mill Pty Ltd, including numerous management roles in direct operations, sales, technical services and Research, Development and Innovation in digitised market production. He currently holds executive committee member positions at APPITA, the Victorian Manufacturing Skills and Training Taskforce with the Victorian Dept. of Education and Bioenergy Australia. Steve's extensive business experience covers Australia, USA, Middle East and Thailand.
How innovation and strategy can deliver growth and opened new markets for Australian Paper in 2018.

Join us at the first Gippsland Leaders’ Edge Lunch for 2018. Find out how Australian Paper has turned one of its challenges to stabilise energy costs into a bold new project. Hear from our expert speakers as they discuss the Energy from Waste (EfW) feasibility study which has the potential to transform Australian Paper’s Maryvale Mill into a EfW and creating more than 1,600 new Victorian jobs. How the project with contributions from Federal and State government has the potential to divert about 650,000 tonnes of waste from landfill in south east Melbourne and Gippsland each year, saving 500,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

Australian Paper in Maryvale also produces 600,000 tonnes of a lignin based by product from the wood processed to make paper. Find out how they have developed a process to create new generation bio-products such as plastic substitutes, carbon fibre and bio fuel. This new growth opportunity is part of a sustainable growth strategy to move the business into the next generation.

Come along to the Gippsland Leaders’ Edge Lunch to hear of the strategy and development from a major business in the region.

Contact details

Veronica Mansueto
M&D Events Coordinator
T. 03 9245 4200