Turn poo problems into profits! Get your Organics Infrastructure project application in now

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Got organic waste? Don’t wallow in it – make it work for you! Put your proposal in writing by 1 December and you could get up to $500,000 in grant money– and hands-on help turning your pig, cow or chook waste problem into an asset.

Chickens on a breeder farm: EPA's Organic Waste Program offers grants to farmers keen to implement organic waste solutions on-farm.
The NSW EPA's Organic Waste Program offers grants to businesses looking to implement organic waste solutions. This includes agribusinesses managing waste on-farm.
Australian Chicken Meat Foundation (ACMF)

The Organics Infrastructure (large and small) program is part of the EPA's Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, and will provide $41.67 million in grants to businesses across the state looking to better manage and monetise organic waste. This can include agribusiness managing waste on-farm – in piggeries, chicken farms and dairies.

If you’re developing a project for processing organic waste on your farm, this is your chance to make it happen in 2016. But you’ll need to get to work now; the closing date for applications is looming.

Prepare and submit an application to the Organics Infrastructure program now to be in the running for grants that range in value from $25,000 to $500,000.

Projects can include:

  • anaerobic and/or engineered digesters for dairies, piggeries and chook farms;
  • composting infrastructure for chicken litter or other waste streams; and
  • other organics infrastructure projects.
Three little pigs: the Organic Waste Program's grants help NSW dairy, chook and pig producers implement organic waste management systems on-farm
The EPA's Organic Waste Program grants can help NSW agribusinesses like dairies, chook and pig producers implement organic waste management systems on-farm
Heather Paul, Flickr CC, wwwflickrcomphotoswarriorwoman531

For inspiration, take a look at the case study for the Beveridge’s Blantyre sow piggery outside of Young. With the use of anaerobic digesters, Blantyre’s owners were able to generate all the electricity their farm required – and a healthy return by exporting excess energy to the electricity grid.

But be SUPER-quick! There are several application forms and documents you’ll need to submit, and entries close on Tuesday 1 December at 5pm.

Click here to go to the Organics Infrastructure (large and small) program website and find out all you need to know about submitting your application for a grant under the program.

For more information on this program and on how to save energy on your farm, contact Jeff Kennedy: kennedyj@nswfarmers.org.au

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