Announcing new grants to fund renewable bioenergy projects

Small bioenergy plant

A $750,000 grant round will help to ramp up bioenergy infrastructure projects that will keep organic waste out of landfill and generate renewable energy.

The Bioenergy Infrastructure Fund is open to industry, social enterprises, community groups and government entities working on bioenergy technology solutions that will increase sustainable energy production and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Proposals can be for bioenergy infrastructure or feasibility and technical studies.

Carl Muller, Interim CEO of Sustainability Victoria, said the grants were aimed at supporting projects that could help boost the collection and reuse of organics across the state.

“Victoria’s commercial and industrial sector generates more than 900,000 tonnes of organic waste every year, with over a quarter of that being food, and around ten per cent is recovered.

“There is great potential for increased recovery of organics as a valuable fuel source while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

“Bioenergy can play an important role in the mix of renewable energy, supporting not only our transition towards a renewable energy generation network but also a circular economy, while building the energy resilience of industry.”

Grant applications close 28 October 2019.

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