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$3.8M in grants to help industry adapt to climate change

Waste water recycling and retro-fitting equipment to utilise waste heat for production are among 12 projects to be funded under the latest round of Re-tooling for Climate Change.

The program offers dollar for dollar grants from $10,000 to $500,000 to help small and medium manufacturers reduce the environmental impact of their production processes.

Dr Craig Emerson, acting Industry Minister recently announced the 12 applicants that received grant offers totalling $3.8 million under the third round.

“Re-tooling both tackles climate change and puts manufacturers on a more sustainable footing,” Dr Emerson said.

“In this round, the activities supported include process and plant upgrades that reduce energy and water consumed in manufacturing, capture and treatment of storm water for use in manufacturing, and improved energy monitoring systems.

“It is great to see such strong participation in the program by manufacturers from regional Australia, with over half of the successful grantees from regional locations.

“The Rudd Government is committed to helping manufacturers make environmentally sustainable changes to their business.”

Re-tooling for Climate Change is part of the Rudd Government’s Clean Business Australia initiative — a partnership with industry to tackle climate change.

For further information on the Re-tooling for Climate Change visit AusIndustry’s website at call the hotline 13 28 46 or email the hotline at

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