Re-tooling for Climate Change – Funding Offers February and March 2010
State Company Grant Amt Project Title Project Description
NSW A.J. Bush & Sons $550,000 Capture and use of biogas from The project involves the installation of pond covers and a biogas recovery
(Manufactures) Pty Ltd existing anaerobic digestion ponds facility at AJ Bush & Sons NSW to recover and use biogas generated from
the existing anaerobic digestion ponds. The collected biogas will be used
within the existing boilers as a replacement fuel for natural gas. This
project will significantly reduce odours, improve wastewater quality,
reduce reliance on fossil fuel and significantly reduce the operating costs
and carbon footprint of the business.
NSW APR Detailed Joinery $71,006 Re-engineering of air compressor and The project involves the installation of energy efficient equipment in a
Pty Ltd as trustee for the extraction for energy efficiency joinery factory. Specifically, the project will involve the implementation of
The APR Joinery Trust a new energy efficient dust extraction system, and an automated air
compressor which will self adjust the energy usage according to the
requirements of the machines that are in use at any particular time. It is
estimated that the project will reduce the company's energy use by 17.5%.
NSW Enware Australia Pty Ltd $116,001 Water recovery and reuse from This project will enable Enware Australia Pty Ltd to recover and reuse
electroplating and testing processes more than 95% of water used in electroplating and testing activities, to
eliminate waste water discharge to tradewaste sewer, and to introduce
improved water processing techniques for water recovery and reuse.
NSW International Seal $195,467 Greener Injection Moulding The project aims to reduce the energy consumption of the tooling process
Company Australia Pty by replacing hydraulic machines with energy efficient electric servo driven
Ltd injection moulding machine.
NSW Nugan Quality Foods $550,000 Recycling of waste steam and product The project involves recycling waste water by installing steam condensate
Pty Ltd condensate to replace river water return lines and a waste product condensate filtration plant. Recycling the
high temperature condensate will reduce boiler energy demand and
natural gas consumption. The project will also reduce dependence on
NSW Overall Forge Pty Ltd $550,000 Install recuperative burners to utilise The project involves retrofitting furnaces with recuperative burner systems
waste heat from furnace exhaust which will allow waste heat to be recycled and used in air pre-heating for
the forging process. This will enable the company to achieve a reduction
of 26% in the consumption of natural gas and lower annual carbon
emissions by 2,260 tonnes per annum.
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NSW S.E.C Plating Pty Ltd $470,800 A custom built water recycling system The project is a new custom built water recycling system for use in S.E.C.
Plating's electroplating production process that will dramatically improve
water recycling for re-use in the production process and reduce water
usage by over 36 million litres per year.
NSW Sulo MGB Australia Pty $34,760 Process energy saving by improved The project aims to improve the Power Factor of the main power
Ltd Power Factor Correction distribution system to allow for more even distribution and greater control
of power throughout the site.
SA Cu Base Nominees Pty $30,291 Upgrading of cooling tower for The project will reduce the company's carbon footprint by installing an
Ltd as trustee for Cu induction furnaces environmentally friendly and technologically advanced cooling tower unit.
Base Unit Trust
SA Elderton Wines Pty Ltd $95,680 Creating wine from the sun The project aims to supplement the electricity requirements of the winery
refrigeration system by installing a 30kw solar power system.
SA Kalleske Wines Pty Ltd $39,820 Using the sun's energy to create wine The project aims to install a 15kw solar power system to supplement
the electricity requirements of the winery's production process.
SA Master Butchers Co- $550,000 Reducing energy use and greenhouse The project involves the retooling of a vital fats and proteins recycling
operative Limited gas emissions by installing "best plant to minimise greenhouse gas outputs by reducing demand for new
practice" meat rendering equipment heat energy, and reusing existing heat energy to concentrate waste
streams for reintroduction to the process.
SA Maxiplas Pty Ltd $550,000 Servo controlled injection moulding The project aims to reduce Maxiplas’ carbon footprint by 50% and to
technology for electricity and water demonstrate the company's environmental leadership by adopting electric
savings servo controlled injection moulding technology to manufacture an
innovative stormwater capture, harvest and management system.
SA Spring Gully Foods Pty $140,737 Replacement of two boilers with one The project involves the replacement of two manual boilers with one high-
Ltd high-efficiency, low emissions boiler efficiency, low emissions automatic boiler for the production of steam in a
food manufacturing process. It is anticipated that the new boiler will
achieve thermal efficiency of around 88% (compared with 60% for the old
boilers), thereby reducing gas consumption and greenhouse gas
SA Taylors Wines Pty Ltd $550,000 Taylors Wines sustainable refrigeration This project will support South Australian winery Taylors Wines convert
future from packaged type refrigeration to a climate-friendly ammonia
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SA Trillians Hill Wines Pty $30,679 Harnessing renewable energy for the The project involves the installation of a photovoltaic solar system to
Ltd winemaking process improve production efficiencies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions of
TAS Naturale Pty Ltd $12,821 Specialised dairy feed dryer insulation The project involves building an insulated structure around two dryers,
project used in the manufacture of specialised dairy stock feed, in order to retain
the heat currently wasted from the dryers and the exhaust ducts.
VIC Ronstan International $195,372 Advanced processes and plant to The project involves implementing a number of initiatives including use of
Pty Ltd deliver manufacturing and variable speed energy efficient compressed air, replacement of vapour
environmental efficiencies degreaser, rapid roller doors, water harvesting and installation of a closed
loop water chilling system. These improvements aim to reduce the
company’s energy use within these processes by 50%, greenhouse gas
emissions by 45% and water consumption by 36%.
VIC Tabro Meat Pty Ltd $550,000 Integration of Closed Loop Effluent The project incorporates modifications and additions to the abattoir
Processing and Resource Recovery operations at Tabro Meat Pty Ltd to accommodate and utilise the delivery
Plant into abattoir operations of captured methane and water.
VIC Westkon Precast Pty Ltd $13,681 Capturing rainwater for concrete The project involves the installation of a 100,000 litre rainwater tank at
as trustee for the batching process Westkon’s Precast Concrete manufacturing plant. The captured water
Westkon Precast Trust willl be used in the concrete making/batching process, saving 1.7 ML of
potable water per annum.
VIC Plunkett Fowles Pty Ltd $105,573 Insulation of wine storage tanks and The project involves the installation of high efficiency insulation on 55
refrigeration pipe work to reduce stainless steel wine tanks and refrigeration pipe work which will greatly
greenhouse gas emissions reduce refrigeration loads. By reducing refrigeration loads there will be a
significant reduction in emissions of greenhouse gasses from electricity
generation, and hence the carbon footprint of the winery.
WA WA Composts Pty Ltd $110,000 Compost manufacturing process The project involves the development of an improved method of
as trustee for the Bios improvement manufacturing compost. Instead of the industry standard manufacturing
Unit Trust practice of heaping the raw products and then aerating them by manually
turning the heaps as required with a customised diesel powered turning
machine, this project will aerate the heaps by forcing oxygen up into the
compost material through fan powered pipes laid beneath the piles. This
simple and cost-effective technology will reduce energy consumption by
over 80% and greenhouse gas emissions by about 150 tonnes per year.
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