08/10/2009 - 13:02

WA businesses get $1.1m in grants

08/10/2009 - 13:02

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A food processing company, a biogas plant and Miss Maud's Bakehouse have received a collective $1.13 million from the federal government's latest round of climate change grants.

WA businesses get $1.1m in grants


A food processing company, a biogas plant and Miss Maud's Bakehouse have received a collective $1.13 million from the federal government's latest round of climate change grants.

Under the third round of 'Re-Tooling for Climate Change', Derby Industries Pty Ltd and Fertal Holdings Pty Ltd each received grants of $550,000.

Town Inn Pty Ltd, which operates the Miss Maud's Bakehouse in North Perth, received a grant of more than $30,000.

The government program offers dollar for dollar grants from $10,000 to $500,000 to help small to medium manufacturers reduce the environmental impact of their production processes.

Acting Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Craig Emerson said that the program tackles both climate change and puts manufacturers on a more sustainable footing."

"In this round, the activities supported include process and plant upgrades that reduce energy and water consumed in manufacturing, capture and treatment of storm water for use in manufacturing, and improved energy monitoring systems" Dr.Emerson said.

Derby Industries' project involves retrofitting of equipment at its poultry rendering plant in Hazelmere so as to utilise waste heat which in turn will result in significant reduction in gas, electricity and water usage.

Fertal Holdings project involves the anaerobic treatment of effluent and the capture and use of biogas. Specifically the grant covers six main activities that involve the design, fabrication and installation of a flare and gas transport system and conversion of steam boilers to operate on biogas.

Town Inn's project among other things involves the installation of sensors on freezers, cool rooms and air conditioning at the Miss Maud Bakehouses in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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