Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor is on Tuesday expected to outline the Morrison government’s first Low Emissions Technology Statement, plotting Australia’s way forward on climate action. It’s likely to include “negative emissions” technologies, which remove carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the air.
Federal government to invest $211 million in fuel security to protect against risk and price pressures
The government is seeking to have the $200 million grants for new storage matched by state governments or industry. Its focus will be on projects in strategic regional locations, connected to refineries and with connections to existing fuel infrastructure.
The federal government intends to change the Export Market Development (EMDG) grants scheme, which would be available to those with revenues under $20 million, shift from reimbursement to grants, and become simpler to apply for.
The current economic crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, has exposed the decay in Australia’s manufacturing capability and highlighted the need for increased investment in innovation.
The federal government has awarded more than $11 million in grants to 20 Australian small businesses in the latest round of the Sovereign Industrial Capability Grants Program.
The Western Australian government announced $485,000 in funding to support a feasibility study around establishing an advanced manufacturing hub in Bunbury.
Siren Cameras has earned $178,250 in co-investment from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre as the startup prepares to establish local production for its novel dual-lens fishing camera and app.
Grants totalling $731,000 have been awarded to seven enterprises under the NSW government’s Circulate Program, managed by the state’s EPA, aiming to decrease waste of glass, textiles, food and other materials.
For 50 years hydrogen has been championed as a clean-burning gas that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The idea of a “hydrogen economy” is now enjoying a new wave of enthusiasm — but it is not a silver bullet.
The government decision to limit the latest grants round for research collaboration to only one sector has “shafted” hundreds of companies that have been preparing applications for months, with some “blindsided” firms potentially now looking offshore, according to the chief executive of the CRC Association.