The initial grants are worth $8.1 million; five have been awarded through the Clean Technology Investment Program and eight from the Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program.
“Projects funded include a new refrigeration system, voltage regulators, more efficient air conditioning and new packaging processes,” said Federal Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Minister Greg Combet.
“Successful manufacturers range from a specialised engineering firm to the manufacturer of aluminium cans to wine makers and producers of fresh avocado products.
“Over coming years the Clean Technology Investment programs are expected to support approximately 3,000 projects and help many manufacturers reduce their energy use.”Article continues below…
Manufacturers can apply at any time, and AusIndustry will work with businesses to promote the programs and help with applications.
For more information on the Clean Technology Investment programs, click here.