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Joint Media Release
Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Senator the Hon. Ian Campbell
Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources
6 December 2006
Eight renewable energy projects have been offered more than $13 million under the Australian Government’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI).
These innovative projects will help meet Australia's growing demand for energy, while also meeting the environmental challenges we face today. The projects cover the broad spectrum of renewable energy technologies and include research into cloud seeding, yeast technology to convert plant waste into ethanol, and turbulence mapping at wind energy sites.
The grant offers were announced today by Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane, and the Environment Minister, Senator Ian Campbell.
Already grants of more than $46 million have been awarded to 24 renewable energy companies nationwide from the $100 million REDI program.
"In supporting these projects, the REDI program is demonstrating the Government’s commitment to the development of renewable energy technology,” Mr Macfarlane said.
Senator Campbell said the range of projects was evidence of the strength of the renewable energy industry in Australia.
“Research into and development of renewable energy technologies will give Australia a strong base on which to grow its own industry and expand opportunities overseas,” Senator Campbell said.
The eight projects awarded funding are:
Rob Broadfield (Senator Campbell’s office) 02 6277 7640 or 0409 493 902
Claire Wilkinson (Minister Macfarlane's office) 02 6277 7580 or 0419 840 452