BREAZE has submitted an application to the New Energy Jobs Fund for the Bio-energy Briquette Supply Chain project. This project will prepare a business case for a briquette supply chain, based in the Ballarat area, that uses waste wood & sawdust to make briquettes and subsequently uses those briquettes for commercial and industrial processes. The application is for $71,140 which will be match with a $69,840 in-kind contribution from project partners, BREAZE, BRI, PINARC and Federation University. BREAZE is also contributing $2,500 in cash to the project.
The key objectives of this project are to
- design systems for the transport, manufacture and distribution of briquettes and their associated feed stock;
- establish fixed & variable costs, as well as break even points & sell prices, for briquettes;
- demonstrate how existing heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems can be converted to run on briquettes;
- clarify labour inputs associated with these processes and the extent of new job creation
- facilitate knowledge sharing of the findings.
We are currently looking at several other oppurtunities. If you woulkd like to help in this process please let us know.