Waste to Energy Fund: Bioenergy (Stream 1) – Project Development VIC

This program provides funding to organisations to help them scope, test, and gain approvals to achieve pre-construction and pre-financial close phases of a bioenergy project.

Closes in 9 days

Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

What you get?

Funding of between $20,000 and $250,000.

Who is this for?

Various organisations including businesses, research organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profits.


Funding is available for projects that propose to generate bioenergy using organic materials and can demonstrate that this solution is the best value option in the waste hierarchy.

Projects must meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • increase the production of bioenergy in Victoria
  • increase the diversion of organic material from landfill
  • increase abatement of greenhouse gases
  • increase business opportunities, economic development, and beneficial use of pathways across the bioenergy supply chain.

Costs that will be funded include:

  • technology selection costs
  • feedstock identification and end market research and development
  • conducting laboratory testing of incoming feedstock
  • engineering, procurement, and construction tendering related costs
  • consultancy or contract work required for the project
  • conducting testing required for approvals
  • planning and regulatory approval costs.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Applicants must:

  • be legally constituted organisations
  • have a current Australian business number (ABN)
  • have been operating for a minimum of 12 months by the application closing date (to be validated by the date that the organisation’s ABN is active from)
  • be able to demonstrate financial viability to undertake the project (will meet or exceed the minimum co contribution requirement)
  • agree to comply with the Terms of Participation in Grant Programs.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Waste to Energy Fund: Bioenergy (Stream 1) – Project Development.