Queensland companies receive energy-efficiency grants

Friday, 24 August, 2012


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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