Businesses receive funding to help reduce emissions

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing almost $2 million of funding to help businesses explore technologies that can reduce emissions and improve productivity.

The grants will support 10 businesses to undertake feasibility studies to achieve energy and emissions savings while helping the community reach net zero.

The supported projects are:

  • G&K O’Connor Pty Ltd in Victoria: $399,503 to investigate renewable energy initiatives and a covered anaerobic lagoon to treat wastewater.
  • Real Pet Food Co Pty Ltd in Queensland and NSW: $250,400 to develop a heat energy recovery system.
  • Quantem in Queensland and Victoria: $244,677 to improve energy efficiency and examine electrification options.
  • George Weston Foods Limited in Victoria: $242,924 to modernise their refrigeration system.
  • Beston Global Food Company Limited in South Australia: $205,000 for site-wide energy efficiency and electrification projects.
  • Unilever Australia Limited in Victoria and NSW: $149,850 to develop a decarbonisation roadmap at their hygiene and food manufacturing sites.
  • Bindaree Beef Pty Ltd in NSW: $147,800 to harness energy from waste through biomass processing.
  • Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water Corporation in Victoria: $117,515 to optimise energy efficiency across the pipeline.
  • Brown Family Wine Group in Victoria: $116,397 to identify low emissions and energy efficient technologies.
  • Paper Australia Pty Ltd in Victoria: $110,000 for geothermal heating of their barramundi farm.

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ARENA media release

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