21/04/2009 - 12:08

WA firms secure $3.7m in govt grants

21/04/2009 - 12:08

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Three Western Australian companies have received a combined $3.7 million in federal government funds to advance technologies to combat climate change.

Three Western Australian companies have received a combined $3.7 million in federal government funds to advance technologies to combat climate change.

Funds distributed are part of the second round of the government's Climate Ready program, with a total of $16.7 million allocated to companies around the country in the current round.

Overall, the government has committed $75 million for the program which offers dollar-for-dollar support for grants.

Cool Energy was awarded $1.6 million to develop a new process for removing and capturing carbon dioxide from the production of natural gas.

ANSAC Pty Ltd received $1.9 million for research and development of small to medium scale commercial organic gasification and biomass combustion kilns.

ASX-listed Carnegie Corporation was awarded $156,567 to develop an advanced tubeless heat recovery system for flue gases that would be used to pre-heat incoming combustion air.

Innovation Minister Kim Carr said $27.7 million has already been delivered in project funding, supporting around 400 jobs.

Four WA businesses received a total of $7 million in the first round of grants.

 

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