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Victoria funds cleantech projects by Justin Blows
May 19, 2010, 8:31 am
Filed under: Feature

The Victorian Government has announced funding totaling $12 million for seven sustainable science projects under the Science Agenda Investment Fund.
Projects that will receive the sustainability grants are:

  • Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing (VCAMM) Limited – bushfire shelter project ($400,000);
  • Polymers CRC Pty Ltd – environment friendly systems for suppressing evaporation in water storages ($1.5 million);
  • Swinburne University – Victoria-Suntech Advanced Solar Facility for nanoplasmonic solar technology ($3 million);
  • Monash University – Harvesting water in cities as water supply catchments ($3 million)
  • Halcrow Pacific Pty Ltd – Development of low carbon emission fibre reinforced geopolymer concrete ($300,000);
  • Melbourne University – Victorian Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management for pollution detection and monitoring of inland waters ($2.98 million); and
  • RMAX – Biodegradable replacement for expanded polystyrene foam products ($800,000).

More information about the Victorian Science Agenda is at
http://www.business.vic.gov.au/vsa

Justin Blows

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