Gas Efficiency Grants – Funded projects

Last updated: 15 September 2022
Number of recipients to date: 52
Total funding awarded to date: $2,059,733
All projects to be completed by: May 2019

Projects funded for businesses that are increasing their energy efficiency and reducing gas use and costs.

Fund recipients

Alba Cheese

Heat recovery from ricotta vats and refrigeration plant. Steam pipe insulation to minimise heat loss.

Funding: $50,000

Alucoat Australia

Installation of air curtains to improve the gas efficiency of powder coating operations.

Funding: $20,940

Asaleo Care Australia

Removable insulation covers on pipe fittings.

Funding: $40,512


Installation of a heat recovery system from the refrigeration plant and upgrade of heating hot water system

Funding: $50,000

Austral Hotel Korumburra

Upgrades to enable fuel switching; eliminating reliance on LPG bottled gas.

Funding: $50,000

Australian Tallow Producers

Capital upgrades to reduce heat losses in the steam distribution system.

Funding: $50,000

Broadford Sawmill (Davids Timber)

Replacing a conventional drying timber kiln with a energy efficient pressure vessel retort which will reduce drying times.

Funding: $50,000

Catalent Australia

Capital equipment upgrade to reduce gas used for humidity control of production rooms.

Funding: $50,000

CMTP Pty Ltd

Installation of two heat recovery systems on two timber drying kilns.

Funding: $29,688

Complete POD Solutions Pty Ltd

Installation of heat recovery system.

Funding: $25,000

Denim 108 Pty Ltd (Nobody Denim)

Replace an old oversized inefficient 785 kW boiler with a new energy efficient 500 kW steam boiler.

Funding: $34,000

Dennison Foods Manufacturing

Decommissioning existing ageing gas boiler with a new 200 kW energy efficient boiler.

Funding: $39,700

Exquisine Pty Ltd

Modify existing refrigeration plant to install two heat recovery system to preheat water to the boiler. Insulate piping and two concrete tanks to minimise hot water losses.

Funding: $40,000

Foamex Victoria Pty Ltd

Installation of heat exchangers to preheat boiler feedwater. Replace the oven door seals and balance the oven air flows to minimise heat losses.

Funding: $25,000

GrainCorp Foods Australia Pty Ltd

Optimising existing heat recovery system to increase the recovery and use of waste heat energy.

Funding: $50,000

Hardwicks Meatworks

Installation of a new 2000 kW hot water boiler and a new 55,000 litre hot water tank.

Funding: $50,000


Installation of two new 500 kW boilers to replace larger aged boiler.

Funding: $50,000


Installation of an efficient new furnace to dry BBQ briquettes.

Funding: $50,000

J&D Conti (Conti Orchards)

Replacing two LPG forklifts with two electric forklifts. The battery of the forklifts will be charged with excess power generated from an existing 100 kW PV system.

Funding: $40,550

Kagome Australia

Capital upgrades to four steam boilers; including improved metering; monitoring and control of the natural gas and water used.

Funding: $38,823

Katunga Fresh Produce

Installation of an energy efficient 6 MW boiler and buffer tanks.

Funding: $50,000

Kingfield Galvanizing Pty Ltd

Modifying and an improve existing heat recovery system to reclaim more process heat. Installation of two gas meters for dryers and boiler.

Funding: $23,000

Madigan Fresh Produce Pty Ltd

Installation of thermal screens to reduce heat losses in a large glasshouse.

Funding: $45,000

Manpak Pty Ltd

Upgrade an existing boiler and replace the standby boiler with an energy efficient gas boiler. Steam pipework will also be insulated.

Funding: $50,000

Marble Developments Pty Ltd t/a My Beautiful Laundrette

Replace twenty old inefficient laundry dryers with eighteen energy efficient dryers.

Funding: $49,559

Master Dry Cleaners

Replace existing old boiler with an energy efficient new boiler. Insulate steam pipes to reduce heat losses.

Funding: $36,970

Mildura Meatco

Replace old hot water boilers with two new 1 MW energy efficient hot water boiler.

Funding: $50,000

Nissan Casting Australia Plant

Installation of two new energy efficient preheat burner stations with automatic lowering lids to cover the ladle prior to the heating process and will include inline gas meters and control system.

Funding: $50,000

Oak on Market

Replace existing pool heater with an energy efficient closed loop boiler and control system. Replace 12 old 5 star with 6 star instantaneous hot water system with a energy efficient control system. This includes new temperature and pressure sensors and variable speed drives for the new pumping water system.

Funding: $33,650

OJI Fibre Solutions Aus Pty Ltd

Replacement of burner with more efficient burner system with an oxygen trim system; variable speed drive; gas and steam meters.

Funding: $50,000

Orora Packaging Australia

Replacement of inefficient space heaters with more efficient radiant tube heaters.

Funding: $50,000

Pental Limited

Replacement of a 4 MW gas boiler with four 500 kW boilers.

Funding: $50,000

Phillip Island Adventure Resort

Replace three old and inefficient dryers with three energy efficient dryers.

Funding: $7,005


Installation of heat recovery and air curtains to improve the gas efficiency of powder coating operations.

Funding: $35,360


Installation of air curtains to improve the gas efficiency of powder coating operations.

Funding: $42,710

Precision Plating (Aust) Pty Ltd

Upgrading the gas curing oven with VSD on exhaust fan control and extended insulation of oven.

Funding: $13,628


Installation of a new 6 MW gas fired water tube unattended steam boiler.

Funding: $50,000

Robert Bosch Australia / BSH Home Appliances Pty Ltd

Replacing two boilers with two energy efficient condensing boilers.

Funding: $50,000

San Remo Fishermen's Co-op

Replacement of ten inefficient commercial fryers with newer faster energy efficient fryers.

Funding: $50,000

Saputo Dairy Australia

Installation of flexible removable thermal insulation jackets and thermal cladding insulation on pipes; dropper; boiler blowdown line; ash shut duct and feedwater tank.

Funding: $50,000

SCS Plastics

Convert LPG forklifts to battery operated forklift which will be powered by the site's 300 kW photovoltaic system.

Funding: $24,250

Selkirk Group

Upgrades to kiln for drying bricks. Instillation of Ceridry and Kimo set; dryer vestibule doors; VSD to hot air fan and adjusting limits to dryer burner.

Funding: $50,000

South Coast Junior Aquactics

Installation of hot water heat pumps which will replace a gas hot water system; the heat pumps will be powered by a new 45 kW solar PV.

Funding: $19,000

Sundown Foods

8 inefficient boilers replaced with 3 larger energy efficient boilers.

Funding: $50,000

Super Clean Linen Service

Installation of gas and steam metering.

Funding: $10,000

Tatura Fresh Pty Ltd

Installation of automated shade and thermal screens in an existing 2.5 ha glasshouse to reduce heat losses.

Funding: $50,000

Value Heat Treatment

Installation of new burners and brick lining system on metal heat treatment furnace.

Funding: $50,000

Victoria Wool Processors

Installation of new boiler and burner management system to 2 boilers.

Funding: $23,750

W Ryan Abattoirs Pty Ltd

Install insulation over the whole steam ring main to reduce heat losses

Funding: $14,881

Warragul Dry Cleaners

Installation of a new energy efficient ironer.

Funding: $22,000

Woods Furniture

Installation of air curtains on cure and dry off ovens used to powder coat furniture.

Funding: $40,757

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