Manufacturers reduce costs with first round of grants
The first 13 grants from the Government’s $1 billion Clean Technology Investment Programs will help Australian manufacturers reduce their energy bills.
Five grants from the Clean Technology Investment Program and eight from the Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program will support energy saving and low pollution projects.
Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Minister Greg Combet said projects funded included a new refrigeration system, voltage regulators, more efficient air conditioning and new packaging processes.
“The Clean Technology Investment Programs are part of the Federal Government’s plan for a Clean Energy Future. They deliver practical help for businesses to become more efficient, more competitive and more sustainable,” Mr Combet said.
The successful manufacturers range from a specialised engineering firm to a manufacturer of aluminium cans to wine makers and producers of fresh avocado products.
The Clean Technology Investment Programs are expected to support around 3000 projects and help many manufacturers reduce their energy use over the coming years. AusIndustry will work with businesses to promote the programs and help with applications–manufacturers can apply at any time.
The Clean Technology Investment Program and the Clean Technology Food and Foundries Program provide $1 billion in funding to help manufacturers become cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable.
For more information on the Clean Technology Investment Programs visit AusIndustry’s website.