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Powering the Regions Fund - Critical Inputs to Clean Energy Industries - Cement, Lime, Alumina and Aluminium Sectors

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Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Close Date & Time:
2-Nov-2023 6:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
211002 - Climate Change
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


This grant opportunity was announced in alignment with the Powering the Regions Fund objective of supporting the development of new clean energy industries.

Funding of $200 million has been allocated to the Critical Inputs to Clean Energy Industries – Cement, Lime Alumina and Aluminium Sectors to help these sectors maintain a presence in Australia and continue to deliver critical inputs for the infrastructure and supply chains needed for Australia to be a renewable energy powerhouse.

The objectives of this grant opportunity are to:

  • support and sustain sovereign manufacturing capability during the net zero transformation
  • ensure the continued availability of locally produced cement, lime, alumina and aluminium, which are critical inputs to the clean energy supply chain
  • support the development of low emissions cement, lime, alumina and aluminium sectors consistent with the Australian Government’s climate commitments
  • advance the development of new clean energy industries, aligned with Australia’s ambition to become a renewable energy powerhouse
  • reduce the risk of carbon leakage, which occurs when a business responds to emissions reduction policies by moving emissions-intensive production to a country with less stringent policies.
  • encourage collaboration on decarbonisation planning within each hard-to-abate sector.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are:

  • continued domestic production of cement, lime, alumina and aluminium, until 2030 and beyond
  • increased deployment and commercialisation of low emissions technologies
  • increased ability for the sectors to contribute to decarbonisation and transformation to net zero, and pursue new clean energy and value-adding opportunities, including export opportunities
  • assisting sectors to have a viable pathway to net zero under existing and emerging technology.

You can apply if you:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • are registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST)

and are one of the following entities

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth)
  • a company limited by guarantee
  • an incorporated association
  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • publicly funded research organisations.

You can’t apply if you are:

You can partner with one or more other organisations that also meet the eligibility criteria. But you must decide who the lead organisation is.

The lead organisation must fill out the application form.

If we give your group the grant, the lead organisation:

  • signs the grant agreement
  • is responsible for making sure your group follows the rules in the grant agreement.
Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $1,000,000.00 to $100,000,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

This grant opportunity opens for application on 21 September 2023.

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