- New $15 million program targets reducing emissions in heavy industry
- Applications open for grants to support innovation and take action on climate
- Delivers on McGowan Government's election commitment and part of $1.25 billion Climate Action Fund
A $15 million grants program has been launched to support WA's heavy industry transition to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The Carbon Innovation Grants Program focuses on cutting-edge technologies to remove, reduce or offset emissions from industrial processes.
WA's mining, manufacturing and construction sectors contribute almost 60 per cent of our State's recorded carbon emissions.
The grants will be delivered through two funding streams:
- Feasibility studies - ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 to support technology development to progress from concept to 'real world' trials
- Pilot projects and capital works - ranging from $100,000 to $1.5 million to support 'real world' testing of innovative technologies from pilot stage to full-scale deployment
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation will distribute the grants in three rounds, with approximately $4 million available each year until 2025.
Applications close on 16 December. For more information on the grants or application process, visit the Carbon Innovation Grants Program website.
Comments attributed to Environment and Climate Action Minister Reece Whitby:
"This is an exciting opportunity to help WA industries invest in new technologies to cut their emissions.
"The McGowan Government is committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and we encourage industries to embrace innovative ways to reduce our environmental footprint.
"Action on climate change is crucial to diversifying WA's economy, create long-term jobs and manage environmental impacts."
Minister's office - 6552 6300