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$412,000 awarded through Low Carbon Manufacturing Grants Program

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Ten Victorian manufacturers have been awarded assistance worth up to $50,000 each from the state government’s Low Carbon Manufacturing Grants Program.

A cumulative $412,000 was awarded through the program, according to a statement from manufacturing minister Ben Carroll on Thursday. 

The Business Growth stream of the LCMG provides grants of up to $50,000 to companies to access “business services, advice or expertise in order to participate in low carbon and renewable energy supply chains.”

Epping-based Trans Tech Melbourne (TTM) Rail, a provider of electrical engineering and manufacturing services for rail and tram projects across Australia, was singled out as one recipient.

TTM Rail will use the grant to “consider opportunities in manufacturing technologies and subsystems for e-bus vehicles and charging infrastructure, supporting all new public transport buses in Victoria to become zero emissions from 2025.”

“This grant will be used to carry out the essential industry research needed to make sure we’re investing in the right areas so we can support not only the manufacture of new electric buses, but also the ongoing maintenance and infrastructure needed to support a sustainable industry,” added TTM Rail Head of Engineering Julian Khojasteh.

A list of recipients from the Business Victoria website is reproduced below.

Recipient Location
Alternate Energy Innovations Morwell
Change Beetle Brunswick East
Decon Technologies Kilsyth
Direct Barrels Abbotsford
Evissa Brunswick
Geckon Robotics Bayswater
Omicron Automation Leongatha
Onsite Machining and Pipeline Services Australia Traralgon
Proa Analytics Hallam
TransTech Melbourne (TTM Rail) Epping

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