Cutting into energy costs
A meat production plant in south-east Queensland will use a Government grant worth almost $3 million to upgrade its production processes and cut its energy costs.
Teys Australia in Beenleigh, south of Brisbane, has been granted $2.82 million from the Government’s carbon price-funded Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program.
In announcing the grant, the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Yvette D’Ath, said the project aimed to reduce Teys’ carbon emissions intensity by 85 per cent.
Teys Australia will install a facility to capture biogas which will be combusted on site and used to generate energy.
By making these changes, the company hopes to save up to $1.3 million on its power bills per year.
Food processors and manufacturers, in partnership with the Government are transforming their operations and becoming more efficient, more competitive and more sustainable.
The price on carbon is driving this change, providing a win for the economy and a win for the environment.
The $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program and the $200 million Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program are supporting manufacturers and remain open for applications.
In addition to the Clean Technology Investment Programs, the $200 million Clean Technology Innovation Program is supporting other Australian business to develop new, clean technologies.
For more information, companies should contact AusIndustry on 13 28 46 or visit the website – www.ausindustry.gov.au