Forests are at the heart of a transition to a low-carbon economy
Sweetman Renewables, Sweetman Biomass, and later Sweetman Hydrogen will collectively be in a position to provide a significant regional economic benefit directly, and indirectly through supporting business activities and jobs that will make a valuable contribution to the Hunter Valley region.
About Sweetman Renewables
Sweetman Renewables has ambitious plans to expand existing sawmilling operations to utilise additional log resources, notably low-quality logs, through a new automated high-speed log processing facility.Sweetman Renewables Ltd has acquired the sawmilling complex formerly owned by the Sweetman family at Millfield, near Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia. Additionally, Sweetman Renewables has acquired forested land also previously owned by the Sweetman family. Further land is likely to be acquired in the future to expand both sawmilling and related biomass processing activities.
Sweetman Renewables is the owner and operator of Sweetman Biomass Pty Ltd. This business will be developed into a substantial biomass acquisition processing and related logistics service entity. Sweetman Biomass will focus on providing biomass to Hunter Energy’s Redbank Power Station near Singleton, New South Wales, not only from sawmilling operations, but also from other sources of wood waste.
A message from the Chairman
An exciting collaborative effort that respectfully builds on the legacy of the Sweetman family timber industry dynasty in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.
Sweetman Renewables Ltd and associated company Sweetman Biomass Pty Ltd is an exciting collaborative effort that respectfully builds on the legacy of the Sweetman family timber industry dynasty in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.
This twin company initiative will assist in improving the commercial performance of forest and timber industry in New South Wales, as well as making a particularly notable contribution to the economy of the Hunter Valley.Sweetman Biomass will make a valuable input into the amelioration of adverse climate change impacts via the supply of biomass to Hunter Energy’s Redbank renewable baseload power plant development at Singleton. This power station will be the third largest renewable baseload power station in Australia after the Snowy Hydro scheme and Hydro Tasmania.
An important focus of Sweetman Renewables will be the utilisation of ultra low-quality logs. In addition to utilising sawmill residues Sweetman Biomass will take responsibility for sourcing wood waste from forests, wood processing facilities, industrial and landfill sources for supply to the Redbank Power Station. Collectively Sweetman Renewables and Sweetman Biomass will offer the Hunter Valley additional economic development and employment opportunities, as the region transitions its economy beyond a substantial reliance on thermal coal mining businesses.