The Commercialisation Australia Scheme (CAS) may be axed as early as next April 2012 and replaced in some part by the Clean Technology Program (CTP). The CTP is designed to provide support for manufacturers through three components: the Clean Technology Investment Program, Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program, and the Clean Technology Innovation Program. The suite of sub-programs are intended to provide assistance to help manufacturers across a range of industries make the transition to a low carbon economy, and assist businesses to move into less emissions-intensive and more energy-efficient production processes.  Grants through the programs will be competitive and based on merit, and will range from $25,000 to $10 million.

Contact Pattens for more information on either the Commercialisation Australia Scheme or the Clean Technology Fund.