Reducing energy consumption is a key focus area for the AFGC and the industry. The challenge lies in how to lower the sector’s carbon emissions by investing in clean energy solutions, while ensuring local manufacturing remains globally competitive.
Recent exponential price rises in the local gas market and the gas shortage on the eastern seaboard has the potential to result in serious declines in local manufacturing employment and production over the coming years.
The AFGC is investigating:
- Emerging clean energy technology solution (solar)
- Alternate waste to energy innovations (anerobic digestion)
- Gas heating substitutes (refuse derived fuels)
Grant information is available for members who are assessing upgrading plant and equipment to reduce energy consumption and/or move to clean energy technology.