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:
(3) Program contact:
Dr Elizabeth Perkins
Manager, Investment Attraction and Infrastructure
(08) 8723 1057