The Queensland Waste to Biofutures (W2B) Fund provides $5 million in 2019 to support the development of waste to biofutures projects in Queensland. The fund provides targeted grants for pilot and demonstration or commercially scalable projects in Queensland that use conventional waste streams or biomass to produce bioenergy, biofuels and high-value bioproducts.
Expressions of interest are closed.
Applications are now being assessed. A further three weeks will be allowed for applicants who were shortlisted under the EOI stage to submit a Detailed Application, followed by an assessment period.
Two funding pathways, one objective
Dollar-for-dollar grants of between $50,000 and $1 million are available towards eligible project costs under two funding pathways.
Pathway one – plant and equipment
Funding Pathway One aims to build on the state’s existing pipeline of new biofutures projects by offering grants for the purchase and installation of plant and equipment.
This pathway provides up to 50% co-funding for the purchase and installation of plant and equipment for an existing or greenfield facility to produce bioenergy, biofuels and high-value bioproducts. Refer to the guidelines ( 300 KB) for the eligibility requirements.
Pathway two - research collaboration
Funding Pathway Two aims to support research collaboration with the potential to accelerate the commercial readiness of a Queensland-based biofutures facility.
This pathway provides up to 50% co-funding for research collaboration projects that contribute to the commercial development and growth of Queensland’s biofutures industry. Refer to the guidelines ( 300 KB) for the eligibility requirements.
The W2B Fund aligns with the Advance Queensland Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan, which outlines the strategic direction for the development of a new Queensland industry producing sustainable biofuels, bioenergy and high-value bioproducts.