Grants to help industry cut greenhouse gas emissions

Businesses have been encouraged to apply for a share of $15 million in grants to support WA’s heavy industry transition to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The State Government’s Carbon Innovation Grants Program focuses on cutting-edge technologies to remove, reduce or offset emissions from industrial processes.

WA’s mining, manufacturing and construction sectors contribute almost 60 per cent of our State’s recorded carbon emissions.

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The grants will be delivered through two funding streams:

  • Feasibility studies — ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 to support technology development to progress from concept to ‘real world’ trials
  • Pilot projects and capital works — ranging from $100,000 to $1.5m to support ‘real world’ testing of innovative technologies from pilot stage to full-scale deployment

Environment and Climate Action Minister Reece Whitby said it was an “exciting opportunity to help WA industries invest in new technologies to cut their emissions”.

“We encourage industries to embrace innovative ways to reduce our environmental footprint,” he said.

“Action on climate change is crucial to diversifying WA’s economy, create long-term jobs and manage environmental impacts.”

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation will distribute the grants in three rounds, with approximately $4m available each year until 2025.

Applications close on December 16. For more information on the grants or application process, visit the Carbon Innovation Grants Program website.

Want to find out more about carbon reduction for your business? Go to climate.cciwa.com.

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