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Pollution Runs Out Of Gas Thanks To BOC's Clean Technology

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Gillard, Julia

Period of Service: 24/06/2010 to 27/06/2013

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Release Date: 13/06/2013

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 19401


Gas manufacturer and supplier BOC Limited will use almost $10 million in carbon price revenue to upgrade its Kwinana site in Western Australia with a modern air gas liquefaction plant.

The upgrade will cut the carbon emissions intensity of BOC Limited's production process by up to 54 per cent and help reduce energy costs by up to $3.5 million per year.

The upgrade is also a significant project for the Kwinana region and will support the local economy and local jobs.

The $9.9 million funding grant will be delivered under the Gillard Labor Government's Clean Technology Investment Program.

The Gillard Government has been working with manufacturers across Australia to reduce energy costs and improve competitiveness.

BOC is an example of this partnership. The company is investing in its future and showing how manufacturers can cut energy costs, reduce emissions and improve productivity.

In addition to the Gillard Labor Government's contribution, BOC will invest almost $25 million in the air gas liquefaction plant.

This grant will replace BOC's existing air separation unit and nitrogen liquefier unit with a state-of-the-art gas liquefaction plant.

The $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program and the $200 million Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program are providing grants to assist manufacturers to invest in energy efficient capital equipment and low emissions technologies, processes and products.

The $200 million Clean Technology Innovation Program is providing grants to businesses to develop new clean technologies. All three programs are funded by carbon price revenue and are open for applications.

For more information, companies should contact AusIndustry on 13 28 46 or visit the website

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