Queensland Sustainable Energy Innovation Fund (QSEIF)
Who for? Queensland companies working to develop innovative technologies that reduce consumption of fossil fuels and water or that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
What for? Funding support to offset the technical risks taken by businesses developing, adapting or proving new technologies or processes that achieve more sustainable production and use efficient energy and water. Grants only go to projects that are not independently capable of attracting commercial support.
How much? Grants of up to $200,000 are available, awarded in two annual funding rounds.
We say: This scheme reflects the trend among both state and federal governments to direct business grants and assistance towards achieving environmental goals. The breadth of this scheme and large sums involved make it attractive, although competition for funding means a high level of innovation is required to attract support.