Oct 24, 2008

$64,000 grant awarded to Grayndler business

$64,000 GRANT AWARDED TO GRAYNDLER BUSINESS

BUSINESS ALSO WINS ON ‘THE NEW INVENTORS’

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The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

October 24 2008

Anthony Albanese recently visited Research Water Pty Ltd a company which has been awarded a $64,000 Commercialising Emerging Technologies (COMET) grant and won its round of ‘The New Inventors’ on ABC TV.

The AusIndustry grant is to help commercialise its Electronic water clarification and purification technology.

"This is exciting technology that has been recognised by the Government and an expert panel on the ABC," said Anthony Albanese.

The technology converts polluted non salty water to drinkable quality in a short amount of time.

The technology is a genuine Australian invention that has a wide range of uses, especially in providing clean and cheap drinking water in the third world.

The purification system can run with minimal power and is a cheaper alternative to bottled water.

“Research Water Pty Ltd is a company that typifies the innovative and spirit of Australian business, and I congratulate them on their success,” said Anthony Albanese.

The Government runs a variety of grants and assistance programs to develop renewable energy and other technologies that will help reduce carbon emissions as well as help business reduce its carbon footprint.

The ‘$240 million Clean Business Australia includes three programs, ‘Retooling for Climate Change’, the ‘Green Building Fund’ and the ‘Climate Ready Program’.

“The Government is serious about encouraging the development of new technology that will help to combat climate change and create jobs in our community,” said Anthony Albanese.

"I urge local companies to contact AusIndustry – the Government’s business program delivery division – to see if they are eligible to apply for a COMET grant or any of the 30 other assistance programs,” said Anthony Albanese.

For more information on AusIndustry grants, including how to apply, go to www.ausindustry.gov.au or call the hotline on 13 28 46.