Recycled timber from construction and demolition sites is to be used to fuel a multi-million dollar food farm in Victoria.

Under the $320 million initiative, timber will be used to produce heating steam and electricity for up to 60 hectares of hydroponic greenhouses at the Avalon farm, its proponents say. The Sustainable Farms Australia consortium aims to create 1000 jobs by 2021, and to eventually produce 30,000 tonnes of vegetables…