Skretting Australia has received more than $86,000 from the Australian Government’s Clean Technology Investment Program to assist in investing in clean and renewable technologies
With this assistance, Skretting Australia will be installing insulation and economisers into its fish feed manufacturing facility at Cambridge, Tasmania. In addition, the company will also install an advanced energy monitoring system which will allow the site to benchmark its energy use locally and upload and compare detailed production energy use data across the global network of Skretting facilities.
Federal Member for Franklin, Julie Collins congratulated Skretting, one of the leading suppliers of fish feed into Tasmania’s aquaculture industry, and said the grant would help the company reduce its energy bills by $195,000 each year. Correspondingly, the new investments will also allow the company to reduce the energy intensity of its operations by 17 percent.
Skretting Australia’s manufacturing manager Stig Stover said the project was excellent for the company and the support it has received from the Federal Government is really helpful. “The energy monitoring program will help us to make ongoing savings beyond this project and help us contribute to our corporate sustainability targets”.
The support that this program provides for manufacturers to invest in energy efficient capital equipment and low emission technologies, processes and products is good for businesses, the community and for the environment.
For more information on Skretting Australia's sustainability initiatives please refer to Skretting's SEA brochure