Sustainability Victoria announces new bioenergy grants

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A $750,000 grant round from Sustainability Victoria 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.

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

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“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 10 per cent is recovered,” Mr Muller said.

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,” Mr Muller said. 

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Grant applications close 28 October 2019. 

Find out more and how to apply on the Bioenergy Infrastructure Fund grants webpage.