Australia’s resources sector is a vital part of the clean energy transition
– whether as a producer of key minerals for clean energy technologies or in helping drive down national emissions.
The CEFC aims to invest right across the diverse resources sector. This includes supporting the evolution of new industries while also working with established producers to enhance mining operations, drawing on energy efficient equipment, low emissions transport and renewable energy.
CEFC resource sector investment highlights include financing a 10 MW solar plant with 6 MW of battery storage at the DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine, a unique combination of an off-grid high capacity solar power array, fully integrated with an existing diesel-fired power station. CEFC finance is also helping build a world leading, low emissions fertiliser industry in Australia, with the potential to cut emissions from fertiliser production by more than a third, supporting significant carbon abatement in the agriculture sector.
Salt Lake Potash to build world leading fertiliser industry in WA
Read moreUsing the sun as the primary energy source for concentrating brine and powering our processing facility, we aim to set new standards in sustainability in both the fertiliser and broader natural resources industries.Tony SwiericzukCEO , SO4
Pilbara Minerals backs lithium for battery storage
Read moreLithium is an essential part of the clean energy transition, particularly as we develop enhanced battery storage technologies that will allow us to increase the use of renewable energy, both for large-scale and small-scale projects.Ian LearmonthCEO, CEFC
Off-grid renewables add shine for DeGrussa copper and gold mine
Read moreA 10 MW solar plant with 6 MW of battery storage at Sandfire Resources' DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine in Western Australia is demonstrating the significant potential for off-grid renewables in regional and remote Australia.