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Queensland companies invest in clean technology

Kingaroy-based food processer Proteco Gold will receive over $50,000 from the Federal Government's $1 billion Clean Technology Investment Programs to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and save costs.

Proteco Gold will receive $51,400 to transform its oil filtration process into a single process and reduce the company's state wide carbon emissions and energy intensity by 13.4 percent.

The company will match the Government's investment. The new processes are expected to reduce energy costs and improve productivity.

The company specialises in cold pressed oils for the health food, pharmacy, cosmetic and food manufacturing sectors, using Australian grown fresh produce. Proteco has built an oil processing facility incorporating screw press and centrifuge technology. This caters for most oil seeds, nuts and fruit oils produced in Australia.

Another Queensland business Bundaberg Sugar, will use an $800,000 grant Clean Technology Investment Program to install two high‐efficiency mills to increase boiler performance and reduce its carbon emissions intensity by over 68 percent and its energy intensity by over 16 percent.

The installation of two locally manufactured mills will reduce the moisture of the bagasse used in the boilers at the Millaquin sugar mill.

Bundaberg Sugar is a grower, miller, refiner, and marketer of sugar and related products in Australia. The company is Queensland's largest cane grower and owns and operates sugar mills in Queensland.

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