The Shire of Wagin and Consortium Partners of the Wagin Integrated Food Fibre Processing Hub (WIFFPH) in Western Australia are celebrating the announcement of $1.15m in funding from the Low Emissions Energy Development (LEED) Fund for the purposes of building a CHP facility.

Morton’s Seed and Grain will receive 25 per cent of the project cost to develop a cogeneration facility based on oat husk in Wagin.

An expected addition of $4m in funding from the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) will not only further support the cogeneration plant but will also assist in the completion of the other two components, a desalination plant and a 125-tonne recirculating tank system for the production of barramundi.

The development of the rest of the project is also progressing well, with Dryland Aquaculture Australia receiving its aquaculture licence and Morton’s Seed and Grain well advanced in the process of receiving environmental approval for the cogeneration plant.

“We are very happy to see innovative industry leaders such as Morton’s rewarded for finding and installing low emissions technology,” Wagin Shire president Phil Blight said.

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