Manufacturing is a significant contributor to the Australian economy, employing some 839,000 Australians
and contributing $107 billion to Australian GDP annually.
Manufacturing is also a major contributor to emissions – meaning it can and must play a key role in our transition to a net zero emissions economy by 2050.
Sector-wide decarbonisation is challenging due to the diverse nature of manufacturing processes, requirements for high temperature industrial heat and the often-substantial amounts of capital required to make process changes to drive deep decarbonisation.
While these factors have seen manufacturing described as a ‘hard-to-abate’ sector, the clean energy transition presents considerable opportunities – from improving existing processes to backing new industries such as green steel, low carbon cement and energy efficiency chemicals production.
CEFC market analysis has identified considerable low emissions investment opportunities for Australian manufacturing – from investing in proven emissions abatement technologies to widespread electrification using clean energy, enabling energy infrastructure, battery storage and green hydrogen.
The specialised nature of CEFC finance makes it ideal for the manufacturing sector, with our tailored investment approach able to accelerate decarbonisation in complex and large-scale investments.
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Setting up industrial regions for net zero
This report from the Australian Industry Energy Transition Initiative shows how industrial regions can contribute to reaching net zero emissions by 2050.Read our report
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The Australian Hydrogen Market Study
The competitiveness of green hydrogen across 25 Australian industry sectors is analysed to provide insights into investment opportunities for hydrogen producers, large-scale energy users and potential investors.Read more
A cleaner, greener approach to manufacturing
Read moreWe’re very proud to work with the CEFC, their support has enabled Manildra Group to increase cleaner energy sources, substantially reduce our greenhouse gases and reduce coal usage entirely.John HonanManaging Director, Manildra Group
Landmark investment tackles emissions in chemical manufacturing
Read moreThe CEFC has been instrumental in facilitating the Kooragang Island Decarbonisation Project funding. Having effective emissions reduction technology available is important, but it’s the support and financing from our partners, including the CEFC, that’s critical in allowing us to effectively and efficiently implement this technology across our operations.Sanjeev GandhiOrica Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Ark Energy sets sights on zero emissions hydrogen powered trucks
Read moreVehicles in the heavy transport sector have ultra-heavy payloads and typically operate around the clock, so cannot be off the road for several hours to recharge. These unique Hyzon trucks will be custom built for Australian conditions, fast tracking the switch to clean energy in Australia’s ultra-heavy transport sector by several years.Ian LearmonthCEO, CEFC
Visy lifts recycling capacity
Read moreVisy has pledged to invest $2 billion in Australian manufacturing to create jobs, increase efficiencies and boost sustainability. We are pleased to partner with the CEFC to help us make good on a part of that pledge.Anthony PrattChairman, Visy