Bioenergy Connect

On 24th November 2015, the South Australian Government announced the first stage of the Bioenergy Roadmap for South Australia. Stage 2 of this Roadmap focuses on hot-spot areas and laying the groundwork for new bioenergy projects in South Australia. This led to the establishment by the State Government of the Bioenergy Roadmap Programs (BRP),a $150,000 initiative which provides assistance with pre-feasibility and feasibility funding as well as establishing a regional point of contact for mentoring and information sharing.

The Bioenergy Roadmap Program includes two components:

(1) Bioenergy Connect Program:

Successful applicants will have access to an approved bioenergy mentor for up to two days, to guide them through the conceptual stages of developing a project. The mentor will develop a high level estimation of the benefits of the bioenergy technology to the business, and therefore defining the value proposition for the applicant. This will be in the form of a pre-feasibility report.

It is expected that up to approximately 20 pre-feasibility studies across the state can be achieved with the available Bioenergy Connect funds.

(2) Bioenergy Feasibility Fund:

The Bioenergy Feasibility Fund provides financial assistance and may compliment the (above) Bioenergy Connect Program, contributing funds towards a detailed feasibility assessment for a bioenergy projects, on a ‘$’ for ‘$’ matched basis.

It is expected that up to approximately 5 feasibility studies across the state will be achieved with the available funds for the Bioenergy Feasibility Fund.

Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast (RDALC) administer the BRP on a statewide basis on behalf of the State Government.

To apply, please download the application form:

Bioenergy Connect Application form

Program – Guidelines

(3) Program contact:

Dr Elizabeth Perkins

Manager, Investment Attraction and Infrastructure

investment@rdalc.org.au

(08) 8723 1057