Queensland companies receive energy-efficiency grants
The government’s Clean Technology Investment Programs are helping two Queensland companies improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and make cost savings.
Bundaberg Sugar has received an $800,000 grant to install two high-efficiency mills that will increase boiler performance. The new mills will reduce the company’s carbon emissions by over 68% and its energy intensity by over 16%.
The locally manufactured mills will reduce the moisture of the bagasse used in the boilers at the Millaquin sugar mill.
In Kingaroy, food processor Proteco Gold will receive $51,400 to convert its oil filtration process into a single process, reducing the company’s state-wide carbon emissions and energy intensity by 13.4%.
“Proteco Gold will match the government’s investment,” said Senator for Queensland John Hogg. “This grant is a great example of steps businesses can take to transition to a clean energy future and secure long-term competitiveness.
“The $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program and the $200 million Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program are open for business and I encourage more local manufacturers to apply for support,” Hogg said.
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