12th February 2018

The NSW Government program to develop and demonstrate low emissions coal technologies is offering $8.5 million to seek innovative projects that could deliver solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with coal.

The Coal Innovation NSW Fund is now open for a third round of grants for research, development and demonstration projects in low emissions coal technologies through a competitive Expressions of Interest (EOI) process.

The Department of Planning and Environment’s Coal Innovation NSW Program Director Rick Fowler said academics, researchers and industry are encouraged to apply for the funding pool.

“The Coal Innovation NSW Fund is a vital tool in reducing our state’s carbon dioxide emissions, now and into the future,” Mr Fowler said.

“We have two separate but concurrent EOI application processes that are now open. There are research grants capped at $1.5 million over two years and one-year seed grants, which will provide successful applicants with $100,000.

“The Government is looking for projects that could deliver ground breaking innovation aimed at low emissions coal technologies for future commercial application, we want to see those world leading projects developed here in NSW.”

Projects must be designed for the use of coal, and/or for coal fired power stations and such industrial sites as cement and steel production in NSW, and be directly related to aspects relevant to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from coal.

The four-week application period closes at 12pm on Monday 12 March 2018. Applications will then be assessed by an eminent independent body.

To apply for funding, or to view the full eligibility and selection criteria, visit https://tenders.nsw.gov.au and find the program by searching V18/299.

For more information on the Coal Innovation NSW Fund visit https://www.resourcesandenergy.nsw.gov.au/investors/coal-innovation-nsw/call-for-expressions-of-interests-into-coal-innovation.