Emerging Renewables funding awarded for waste-to-energy and solar thermal

By Green Economy:

Two studies – one into producing clean energy from almond waste, and the other into the potential of concentrated solar thermal technologies – will share more than $117,000 in funding from the Emerging Renewables Program.

The Almond Board of Australia will receive approximately $32,000 in funding for its $60,000 study into the viability of energy production from almond waste.

A second grant of $85,000 to the Australian Solar Thermal Energy Association (AUSTELA) will go towards a $170,000 study of the potential of solar thermal electricity in Australia’s electricity market.

Almond Board of Australia’s study will assess the commercial viability of producing energy from almond processing waste across the almond production industry, in areas such as the South Australian Riverland and Victorian Sunraysia region.

The study is expected to be completed in October 2012, and if positive results are returned, the Almond Board will have the opportunity to apply for further funding to progress the project through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency… Read more

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