Primo set to slice their energy costs
Primo Smallgoods, which employs more than 4,000 people nationally, has been awarded $1.17 million in funding under the Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program, which is funded by the carbon price.
Primo will contribute an additional $2.54 million in funding towards the project.
The project will involve the replacement and upgrade of lighting, air-conditioning and water heating equipment at its four meat processing sites in New South Wales at Scone, Chullora, Greenacre and Prestons.
The upgrades will cut the company’s energy costs by $1.4 million per year and reduce energy emissions intensity across the four sites by 19 per cent.
The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, said the grant was another example of an Australian company making smart investments in new equipment to reduce energy costs and make their business more sustainable.
“Through the Clean Technology Investment Programs, the Government is helping manufacturers and food producers – like Primo Smallgoods – transform their operations by investing in energy efficient equipment and processes,” Mr Combet said.
For more information on clean technology investment, visit the AusIndustry website www.ausindustry.gov.au