Lower carbon meat and dairy programme
Fossil fuels like coal and natural gas represent over 75% of the energy used by meat and dairy plants. Switching to lower carbon fuels like wood and biogas and using energy more efficiently can save your plant money, reduce your carbon dioxide emissions, and reduce air pollution.
(Applications for funding under this programme closed on 30 June 2016)
What’s on offer
If you’re a meat or dairy processor, we can help you to reduce the carbon emissions you produce by burning fossil fuels.
We provide funds to scope the feasibility of carbon emission reduction and to build a compelling business case for investment. We provide funding through our programme partners.
We may fund up to 75% of the costs, to a maximum of $15,000 per site. As a recipient you would contribute around 25% in cash or management time and resources to the project.
Who should apply
All meat and dairy processing sites can apply. Applications are prioritised by:
- the potential energy efficiency change and the opportunity to change fuel
- the amount carbon emissions could be reduced by
- current fuel mix and the quantity consumed.
We don’t fund:
- projects that solely involve electricity efficiency
- installation of photovoltaic panels
- wind, hydro and marine electricity generation
- research and development projects.
How to apply
The companies listed below will work with you to find opportunities on your site and deliver your business case.
How we award grants
Funding is limited to supporting 50 business cases and applications for funding will be evaluated as they are received. While funding can be applied for up until 30 June 2015, this is subject to availability within the budget for 50 business cases.
Approved service providers
|EEP Management Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact: Assad Gargari, Director
Phone: 61 3 9844 02220
Ivan A Fraser
Location: Level 6, Craigs Investment Partners House, 36 Customhouse Quay, Wellington
Contact: Lindsay Robertson
Phone: 04 916 6505
Worley Parsons New Zealand Limited