The agribusiness sector is an important contributor to Australia's economy but with energy costs on the rise, agribusinesses face challenges in remaining competitive on a global scale. There is significant opportunity for agribusinesses to transform their businesses by maximising energy efficiency and installing renewable energy.
The uptake and implementation of these technologies can reduce on‑farm energy costs, and in some cases, lead to increased yields.
Solar powered irrigation pumps
Solar hot water and heat pumps
Rooftop solar systems
Variable speed drives, high efficiency motors and pumps
Farm and process machinery upgrades
Efficient lighting, heating, insulation, ventilation and air conditioning
Farm equipment and vehicle upgrades
Co-generation and tri-generation systems for processors
|The CEFC is targeting major clean energy benefits in the Australian agricultural industry with a $100 million investment into the agricultural platform of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA). As part of the CEFC investment, the CSIRO will contribute expert analysis to enable clean energy learnings to be shared across the farming sector. Learn more|
|Australian Agriculture Company has installed solar PV at 15 sites across Queensland and reducing its energy grid consumption and associated carbon emissions by around 30 per cent on average.|
|Apple and chestnut growers, Nightingale Bros Pty Ltd, is upgrading its refrigeration to cut its energy costs by just under 40 per cent with CommBank and CEFC finance|
Foresight Group is working with the CEFC to identify and develop opportunities to invest equity in a range of bioenergy and energy from agriculture waste projects in the Australian market. Learn more.
Direct CEFC debt or equity finance is available for eligible projects. Learn more.
View our clean energy for agribusiness factsheet.
Learn more about bioenergy and energy from waste.