Reducing Emissions And Energy Costs For Australian Manufacturers
ERM Power, a subsidiary of Shell Energy Australia, welcomes today’s announcement from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) of $250,000 in funding to help Australian manufacturers improve energy productivity, cut emissions and reduce energy costs.
The program will work with twenty manufacturing businesses and is expected to identify significant cost savings to reduce their current energy expenses. It builds on a successful pilot in 2018 that identified energy cost savings of up to 28% for participating businesses through energy productivity gains, electrification of gas-based processes, and adoption and optimisation of renewable technologies, such as onsite solar.
The twenty businesses participating in the extension of the program are from diverse sub-sectors and regions across Queensland, and use different primary energy sources to power their operations. They include small and medium-sized manufacturers in food and beverage, metals and chemical production, as well as machinery and equipment fabrication.
The energy assessments will be used to develop case studies business cases that will be published on an online portal and shared with other businesses to be used in developing their own renewable energy transition plan.