Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast

Create a Local Circular Economy with the Waste Less App

Everfocus Director, Ryan Hollis was providing advice to businesses helping them to implement sustainable practices when he had an idea.

The problem he faced was a confusion or a lack of knowledge amongst his target customers on what was recyclable and what resources could be re-used.

He wanted to make the process easier to figure out, so he built the Waste Less App. A pilot project aimed at helping consumers better understand what products can be recycled, how and where they can be reused and most importantly, how to reduce waste ending up in landfill.

After an initial trial, he found his customers had reduced on average 32% of waste ending up in landfill. There was a 15% increase in recycling rates and 40% improvement in resource recovery!

The Waste Less App trial proved that when you make it easier for people to reduce landfill by understanding what can be recycled, then they will recycle more.

Ryan’s next step is going wide and working with local councils to promote the app to reduce landfill.

Find out more about Everfocus on the CISC Member Directory Page.


Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Inc. (CISC) is a member organisation for businesses established or represented in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with clean technology or sustainability products, services or innovations. Our aim is to support members through promotions, collaborations and professional development opportunities. Learn more.

How to Save Money on Your Water Bills

Did you know you could make huge savings on you water bill? It’s possible your business may have been over-charged or there may be errors in your bill, so it pays to check. Using a 4-step strategy (Analysis, Survey, Report and Action), CISC Member, Water Cost Audits (WCA) helps commercial customers ensure they’re being correctly charged for their water usage. Their process involves:

  • Send in your water bills for checking
  • WCA come on site to confirm the potential
  • WCA will tell you what they’ve found & seek permission to proceed
  • We do the work to recover charges and put savings in place

Several local Sunshine Coast businesses have undertaken an audit and were surprised by the results.

Oxley Golf Club: Refund $14,000 + Savings $1,700 per annum

The water supplier was using inaccurate information, WCA investigated and confirmed an error since accounting procedures were changed in 2010 which resulted in many years of overcharging!

Negotiations with the supplier ended with a full refund of incorrect charges for the Club.

“Uncovering an error our supplier had made for many years and resolving it quickly, speaks volumes about WCA’s work. They recovered every dollar overcharged, almost $14,000 refunded back. Costs have also been reduced year on year going forward for the Club. We’re really happy with the results and recommend anyone consider using the service to ensure they’ve not been overcharged too.”

Aaron Muirhead, General Manager, Oxley Golf Club

Coolum Surf Club: Refund $6,500 + Savings $5,000 per year

The Club was incorrectly charged and were offered a 1-year refund after we identified errors. WCA
negotiated on the Club’s behalf and secured a refund of all incorrect charges ever levied.

“Not only have we reduced costs significantly going forward, thanks to Water Cost Audits, they also managed to obtain a refund from our supplier too! The friendly and professional process has been simple for the Club to engage with. I would recommend other organisations work with WCA.”

– Mal Wright, General Manager, Coolum Surf Club

“None of our customers had considered that there could be issues around water charges, but many
had looked at other utility costs in the past. Our customers now know they are not consuming more
than they should and not paying any more than necessary. Both the environmental and financial
aspects have been covered in one pass, with great returns as a bonus.”

“Water Cost Audits approach is both innovative and customer friendly in that we are only paid by results, there is no obligation on our customers to follow our recommendations (although they always do when we discuss the savings) and finally we do all of the work leaving the customer free to carry on running their business.”

Phil Gabriel, Water Cost Audits

For further information visit the Water Cost Audits CISC Member page.

Sustainability In Business, Sustainable Development Goals – Special Game Event

Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast, recently hosted the ‘Sustainability in Business-SDGs Game’ event, facilitated by Delwyn Langdon of Griffith University Eco Centre.

The event was a huge success and identified how collaboration and communication are imperative to achieving the global sustainable development goals.

Here’s what attendees had to say about the SDGs Game Event:

What an amazing, collaborative, energetic Cleantech Industries event! With the current sustainability challenges / opportunities – the #2030SDG game combined with the SparkTank brainstorming platform ensured some amazing ideas were developed. Thanks Megyn Carpenter, Delwyn Langdon, Jo’Anne Langham, @ScottBreust. Looking forward to the implementation phase.

Mark Paddenburg

Loved the 2030 SDG Game and the Spark Tank app for ideas brainstorming. Thanks Megyn Carpenter!

Leanne Layfield GAICD

What a great morning! Thanks Megyn Carpenter! 🙏👏

James McGovern

A huge thanks to everyone that attended.


The 2030 SDGs Game is a multiplayer, in-person, card-based game that simulates taking the “real world” into the year 2030.

Designed in Japan in 2016, this experience has become a powerful and impactful social phenomenon, earning extensive media coverage and reaching over 150,000 participants.

2030 SDGs Game events are held in corporate, governmental, educational, and community settings. We now have over 600 certified facilitators in Japan and around 50 globally.

A snapshot of the 2030 SDGs Card Game.

This was an invitation-only event for Sunshine Coast Chambers, Industry Group and business leaders.


Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Inc. (CISC) is a member organisation for businesses established or represented in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with clean technology or sustainability products, services or innovations. Our aim is to support members through promotions, collaborations and professional development opportunities. Learn more.

National Cleantech Conference & Exhibition 2021

The National Cleantech Conference and Exhibition returns 1-2 November 2021 as both an in-person and virtual event at the Brisbane Conference and Events Centre (BCEC).

This will be a COVID-19 safe event and even if a last minute change occurs, we have contingency plans in place plus there is the added option to attend virtually.

There’s no better time for Cleantech than now!

2020 Cleantech Conference Keynote Speaker, Creel Price

Reimagining the National Cleantech Conference & Exhibition to create an awesome in-person and online experience meant rethinking the national platform for Cleantech collaboration, learning and networking.

NCCE 2021 will see Innovators, investors, producers and commercial end-users of clean technology across Australia come together to do business and foster change to ensure a renewable, circular economy that starts locally.

At present, we’re busy finalising our Keynote Speakers and workshops, and we will announce the 2021 program soon.

Due to COVID19 restrictions, in-person numbers will be limited. Ensure you don’t miss out by booking your ticket now.

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All Cleantech Sectors will be covered.

If you’re interested in presenting at the Cleantech Conference, speakers are being called in the Business Growth or Sustainable Solutions streams.

Presentations can be in the following formats:

  • Keynote Presentation (20-30 minutes)
  • Knowledge Hub (10 minutes)
  • NCTCE Masterclass Workshop (60-90 minutes)
  • Panel Discussion (30-45 minutes)

Submit your presentation abstract (up to 300 words) via the NCTCE website after creating an account. Hurry the Call for Speakers is closing Monday 26 April 2021.


If you run a Cleantech Business and would like to exhibit and the Conference, register here.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the National Cleantech Conference and Exhibition, contact us today.

Check the NCCE website for more information.

Do you know another Cleantech business that would like this event? Share it with them and follow for more information.


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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Inc. (CISC) is a member organisation for businesses established or represented in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with clean technology or sustainability products, services or innovations. Our aim is to support members through promotions, collaborations and professional development opportunities. Learn more.

Funding for Renewables Technology

Key statistics for clean energy 2012-2020. Source: Australian Renewable Energy Agency

The Australian Government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing funding or finance to businesses to develop renewable energy technologies.

The Advancing Renewables Program provides matched funding from $100,000 to $50 million for successful applicants.

This program aims to fund projects that contribute to one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Reducing the cost of renewable energy
  • Increasing the value delivered by renewable energy e.g. activities that create opportunities to bring together multiple value streams, 
  • Develop or demonstrate application of renewable energy to a new market
  • Improve the consumer or purchaser attractiveness of renewable energy
  • Increase the ability to provide dispatchable electricity supply
  • Improve control and reliability of renewable energy
  • reducing or removing barriers to renewable energy uptake
  • Increasing skills, capacity and knowledge relevant to Renewable Energy Technologies

It is expected that recipients publicly share knowledge and information about, and resulting from the activities funded.

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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Inc. (CISC) is a member organisation for businesses established or represented in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with clean technology or sustainability products, services or innovations. Our aim is to support members through promotions, collaborations and professional development opportunities. Learn more.

What Defines a Cleantech Green Energy Stock?

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The Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) is a modified market capitalization-weighted index designed to track the performance of companies that are manufacturers, developers, distributors, and/or installers of clean-energy technologies.

To be eligible for inclusion in the Index issuers of a security must be classified, according to Clean Edge, as technology manufacturers, developers, distributors, and/or installers in one or more of the following sub-sectors:

  • Advanced Materials (silicon, lithium, bio-based, and/or other materials and processes that enable clean-energy and low-carbon technologies);
  • Energy Intelligence (conservation, efficiency, smart meters, energy management systems, LEDs, smart grid, superconductors, power controls, etc.);
  • Energy Storage & Conversion (advanced batteries, power conversion, electric vehicles, hybrid drivetrains, hydrogen, fuel cells for stationary, portable, and transportation applications, etc.); and
  • Renewable Electricity Generation (solar, wind, geothermal, water power, etc.).

Also to be eligible must have a demonstrated ability to capture the potential of the clean-energy sector by receiving a majority (50% or more) of its revenue from clean-energy and low-carbon activities, “or,” in the case where a constituent has multiple business units and revenue streams, have substantial exposure to the clean-energy and low-carbon sector, according to Clean Edge.

Clean Edge is a clean-tech stock indexing pioneer, having launched the Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy index in 2006.

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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Inc. (CISC) is a member organisation for businesses established or represented in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with clean technology or sustainability products, services or innovations. Our aim is to support members through promotions, collaborations and professional development opportunities. Learn more.

An Australian First on the Sunshine Coast!

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Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) for Maroochydore City Centre

The Sunshine Coast is leading the nation with Australia’s first, high-tech, underground automated waste collection system for a CBD. Using a series of underground pipes, waste and recycling is moved by vacuum pressure to a collection station, alleviating the need for waste collection trucks.

CISC Member, Arcpanel proudly supplied the cantilevered roof for this building with large spans and high thermal efficiency.

Commissioning is underway for this sustainable and innovative technology, and the AWCS is expected to be operational mid-year.

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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Inc. (CISC) is a member organisation for businesses established or represented in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with clean technology or sustainability products, services or innovations. Our aim is to support members through promotions, collaborations and professional development opportunities. Learn more.

Construction Opportunities for Local Sport Precinct

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The Honey Farm Sport Precinct is set for construction with the recent approval of the Master Plan. Opportunity exists for local companies to get involved in the construction process.

The precinct located north of Caloundra Road opposite the Sunshine Coast Turf Club is proposed to offer a range of sport and recreational activities including cricket, soccer, hardcourt activities, disc golf, events, playgrounds, pedal and skate play, criterium track, multi-use trails and nature walks.

The facility will encourage the community to be involved in active sports, outdoor recreation, healthy living and community events and includes:

  • four rectangular full-size football fields
  • two ovals (full size cricket with eight turf pitches) and cricket practice nets to support tier 2 cricket events
  • shared fields (four rectangular fields with one oval overlay)
  • shared clubhouse
  • 1.8km criterium track with two smaller loops
  • hardcourt precinct
  • indoor sport and recreation centre
  • youth activity area (bike, skate, ninja warrior / parkour, climbing wall)
  • children’s all ability playground adjoining a nature play area and open space
  • open event space including a fitness trail
  • wetlands and water bodies with nature trails
  • area for disc golf course
  • dog off-leash park

Honey Farm Sport Precinct construction timeline:

  • 2021/22 – Bulk earthworks, drainage and access

  • 2022/23 Stage 1 Construction of part of the District Recreation Park: Wetlands construction, turf and field lighting, fields and ovals

  • 2022/23 Stage 1 Construction of part of the District Recreation Park: Wetlands construction, turf and field lighting, fields and ovals

  • 2023/24 – Construction of shared clubhouse, asphalt of roads and car parks to support sports precinct and recreation park

  • 2024/25 – Detailed design and approvals for Stage 2

  • 2025 onwards – Stage 2 construction of youth plaza, events/open space, criterium track, recreation and fitness trails, indoor sport centre, hard court precinct and dog park.

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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Inc. (CISC) is a member organisation for businesses established or represented in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with clean technology or sustainability products, services or innovations. Our aim is to support members through promotions, collaborations and professional development opportunities. Learn more.

Recycling & Clean Energy Manufacturing Funding

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Grant Funding is now open under the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative in “Recycling & Clean Energy”, one of the six National Manufacturing Priorities.

The Recycling & Clean Energy manufacturing road map vision is:

 “To develop world-leading advanced manufacturers that seize opportunities from sustainability, clean energy transition and waste reduction demands by leveraging Australia’s advantages in innovation, technology, renewable and mineral resources, and our onshore industrial base.”

Grant funding is available for a minimum of $1 million with cash co-contribution (minimum project amount $2 million) and joint applications are acceptable (with a lead organisation appointed). All projects must be completed by 31 March 2024.

The key areas of growth opportunity are 

1) Manufactured products that enable recycling or use recycled feedstock, eg Recyclable products and packaging, cleaner feedstocks for remanufacturing or products from recycled feedstocks; 

2) Manufacture products that enable or use clean energy, eg Hydrogen tech, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cabling, thermal energy and modularised renewables; Microgrids, inverters, electric vehicle chargers and next generation photovoltaic (PV) modules; Specialised batteries, grid-scale batteries and battery precursors; Low emissions steel and aluminium; and 

3) Overlapping Recycling and Clean Energy, eg Carbon fibre and graphene, recycling clean energy components

There are 3 streams for grant funding application:

  1. Translation Stream – to help manufacturers translate good ideas into commercial outcomes and encourage innovation investment
  2. Integration Stream – to help manufacturers integrate into local and domestic supply chains
  3. Collaboration Stream – to provide funding for very large projects to build economies of scale (not open yet)

Recycling and Clean Energy National Manufacturing Priority Roadmap

Read more and download Guidelines

Applications now open and closing 5pm, Wed 5 May 2021.


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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Inc. (CISC) is a member organisation for businesses established or represented in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with clean technology or sustainability products, services or innovations. Our aim is to support members through promotions, collaborations and professional development opportunities. Learn more.

ONM Energy Helping to Turn Organic Waste into Renewable Energy and Profit

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ONM Energy provides solutions to turn underperforming Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Plants into the profit creating machines (whilst reducing landfill and carbon emissions) that they should be.

From fixing a catastrophic plant failure to optimising processes to increase results or supporting investors, ONM Energy is here to help.

What is anaerobic digestion?

Anaerobic digestion or AD is the process of using bacteria to break down organic waste (in the absence of light and oxygen) to create nutrient rich fertiliser and biogas. This is used as fuel to create renewable energy and heat, plus reduces landfill and carbon emissions.

In one case study; WILLEN BIOGAS facility wasn’t producing the yield or profits they expected. After emptying the digestion tanks, they discovered plastic waste and grit was reducing the capacity of the tanks and so with a complete overhaul of the operating process and retraining of staff, ONM Energy ensured the facility was operating at healthy levels to produce their anticipated yield.

You can read the full case study here.

ONM Energy is excited to bring their 30+ years of AD knowledge and experience to the Sunshine Coast Cleantech Industry.

Learn more about ONM Energy via their Member Page.

Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Inc. (CISC) is a member organisation for businesses established or represented in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with clean technology or sustainability products, services or innovations. Our aim is to support members through promotions, collaborations and professional development opportunities. Learn more.

Cleantech Business Networking Event

This in-person event at the Alex Surf Club has now passed. View upcoming events here.

The Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Cleantech Business Networking Event is on Thursday 19 November 2020 following our Annual General Meeting.

This is all about connecting and celebrating being face-to-face with people in the cleantech industry, and people interested in sustainability and clean technologies and potential clients or colleagues. There will be a cash bar with a complementary drink on arrival for Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast (CISC) members.

The networking event will give an opportunity for CISC members, guests and anyone interested in clean technology to meet face-to-face with industry leaders and potential clients.

We are giving an opportunity to pitch your business and your latest innovations with a 45 second ‘speed pitching’ around the room. After that you will have the opportunity to meet up with potential collaborators, colleagues or clients in a fun networking session.

Join CISC for $99 per year to enjoy the benefits including receiving the latest cleantech news and information, events and connections and a listing on our business directory and associated marketing. If you would like to nominate for the committee and volunteer to help a worthy cause, please send your expression of interest to info@cleantechsunshinecoast.org.au (closing 6pm, 12/11/2020). The AGM will run from 4.30pm with the networking event from 5.30pm.

Book it in your calendar and invite your guests for an evening of business networking and socialising. It’s an amazing time to be in the cleantech industry!

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Place: Alex Surf Club, Alexandra Headland
Cost: Free with drinks available for purchase at the bar. CISC Members receive a complementary drink on arrival
Enquiries: info@cleantechsunshinecoast.org.au

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Australia Installs 2GW of Rooftop Solar After huge December Rush

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Installations of small-scale solar roof panels jumped 35% in 2019. Find out what this means for you.

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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Inc. (CISC) is a member organisation for businesses established or represented in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with clean technology or sustainability products, services or innovations. Our aim is to support members through promotions, collaborations and professional development opportunities. Learn more.

Construction underway for Australia’s first thermal waste-to-energy facility

Western Australia is leading the way with Australia’s first facility able to turn waste into clean energy.

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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Inc. (CISC) is a member organisation for businesses established or represented in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with clean technology or sustainability products, services or innovations. Our aim is to support members through promotions, collaborations and professional development opportunities. Learn more.

Products Made from Recycled Plastics

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Did you know many brand new products including clothing, shoes and outdoor furniture are made from recycled plastics ?

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Bushfire Resilient Communities

Read how Queensland Rural Fire Service is using effective planing to build bushfire resilient communities.

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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Inc. (CISC) is a member organisation for businesses established or represented in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with clean technology or sustainability products, services or innovations. Our aim is to support members through promotions, collaborations and professional development opportunities. Learn more.

University Builds Sustainable Street

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Students from The University of Wollongong, Australia have demonstrated how sustainability and clever design, can merge to create the house of the future.

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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Inc. (CISC) is a member organisation for businesses established or represented in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with clean technology or sustainability products, services or innovations. Our aim is to support members through promotions, collaborations and professional development opportunities. Learn more.

Smart Building Design and Cleantech Solutions Industries Networking Event

This FREE event has now passed. View upcoming events here.

Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with Building Designers Association Australia- Sunshine Coast and Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast, are inviting industry to come together to network with a focus on Cleantech solutions in partnership with clever building design. There will be networking opportunities for local building designers, architects, draftsmen, engineers and others in the building and construction industry to connect with cleantech and sustainability businesses at this informative event.

When:

Wed, June 2, 2021

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM AEST

Location

Alex Surf Club

167 Alexandra Parade 

Alexandra Headland, QLD 4572

Cost: FREE

Regson Fabrication

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Established in 1992, Regson Fabrication is a preferred supplier for Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Main Roads (TMR), Spotless Facilities Managers, and McBerns Innovations Solutions.

One of their many success stories includes the upgrade of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital Car Park and artwork installations. They used only locally sourced quality materials, reducing carbon emissions. They used zero energy from the grid to manufacture steel, utilising solar at the Kunda Park Factory. By keeping manufacturing local, they created jobs here.

In an unlikely partnership, Nicky McMillan from Regson Fabrication ran a pop-up fruit stall to educate builders, working on the car park upgrade to eat more fruit for fuel instead of energy drinks and chocolate bars. Within 6 months she had workers showing off their healthy lunch boxes and proved that with the right approach, change can happen.

Regson Fabrication won the Master Builders Sunshine Coast Commercial Trade Contractor of the Year award in 2017. 

By supporting local industry, utilising solar and even educating builders on healthy eating habits, Regson Fabrication is proof sustainable change can happen in any business.

You can find out more details about Regson Fabrication on their CISC member page.


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Building with Hemp

CISC Member, Johan Tijssen from Hempblock, has created a cost competitive ($275/㎡) and sustainable alternative to rival traditional Besser Blocks.

Made from hemp, lime and water, Hempblocks are the first all natural, carbon negative and load bearing building material currently available in Australia.

Hempblocks are also durable, CO2 negative, regulate heat and moisture, absorb sound and are fire, termite and mould resistant!

Hempblock has an exclusive distributorship for the USA, Australia and New Zealand, all run from their Sunshine Coast office.

With their first Hempblock building complete and other buildings under construction, Johan is on the way to carving out a new niche in the building industry.

Learn more about Hempblocks via their member page.

Kiwi company turns plastic waste into high-quality concrete

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Waste management recognised by the United Nations

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Singapore’s first zero-waste grocery store is opening

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A rubbish idea: how blockchains could tackle the world’s waste problem

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Waste management lessons for Kenya from the Swedish model

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Small cities win big on waste management

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What will it take to end plastic pollution?

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Getting Smart About Trash

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This Guy Made A Surfboard Out Of Trash

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Here’s what happens to our plastic recycling when it goes offshore

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Container refund scheme prompts calls for crackdown on ‘bin chickens’ cashing in on recycling

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The single biggest source of ocean trash – and it’s not what you might think

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The community composting movement: how to make a closed-loop food-and-waste system sexy

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Better recycling through chemistry

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New-build homes with solar and storage? “It’s going to be the norm”

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Tesla Gigafactory 1 New Drone Flyover Shows Latest Massive Solar Array Progress

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UN warns world on track to breach 3C rise by 2100; last year was fourth warmest on record

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Renewables reach highest share of Australia’s power in 40 years

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Commercial and industrial solar installs through the roof as business wakes up to the sun

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Coal bites the dust in Germany, Europe’s greenest nation

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AGL signs up for “giant” battery in Queensland, paving way for 1000MW solar plant

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Texas Is the Center of the Global Corporate Renewable Energy Market

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Who will come out on top? Queensland Government weighs up renewable energy prospects

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South Australia on track to 100 pct renewables, as regulator comes to party

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Greener homes get loan discount

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How green, flexible infrastructure can make cities resilient

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How the built environment impacts healthy ageing

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Why recycling your old phone matters

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Designers vs. Climate Change

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Leading the way with LED’s

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Eco Luxury Property

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ClearVue solar glass notches first commercial setting – a shopping centre atrium

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A New “Solar Paint” Lets You Transform Your Entire House Into a Source of Clean Energy

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The Best Smart Home Devices for 2020

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Save energy. The average commercial building wastes 30 percent of the energy it consumes.

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6 Ways to Save Energy in Your Building

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Environmental Sustainability Policy

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The State of Green Business, 2019

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Nat Geo & Kathmandu Launch Global Series On Eco-Tourism

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Organic Liquid and Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Service

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What is a circular economy?

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Farmers in Queensland’s salad bowl region warn food prices will rise due to drought

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Tech giants power record surge in renewable energy sales

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Sustainable Land And Water Management Project Takes Off

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Cutting-edge membranes may be the future of waste water management

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All natural? These fracking byproducts could fight water scarcity

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Investors Increasingly Engaged on World Water Issues

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Treating City Wastewater as a Resource

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Global Cooling Prize

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Canberra’s drinking water catchment now ‘endangered’ area

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Future Drought Fund

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Darling River water bought back from irrigators in $30m deal struck with Federal Government

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Visit A Dam This Weekend

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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast AGM

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Our AGM was on Thursday 19 November 2020, 4.30-5.30pm at the Alex Surf Club.


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National Cleantech Conference Goes Virtual

The Virtual Cleantech Conference & Exhibition is happening in November over 3 half days. With a number of expert speakers, there will be networking opportunities and an exhibition showcasing the industry’s latest technologies and top service offerings.

The theme is ‘Cleantech: Fast-tracking sustainable growth is more relevant than ever’. With over 40 speakers, multiple streams and exclusive workshops, tickets are $295 all inclusive.

Note the live event, National Cleantech Conference & Exhibition has been postponed until 1-2 November 2021.

Date: 1-2 November 2021
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm for the 3 days
Place: Online
Cost: $295
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Mooloolaba Roof Goes Cleantech

Cleantech Member Success Story – ARCPANEL

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Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast Member ARCPANEL’s innovative, prefabricated Ecotek Panel roofing system tops off the $18 million redevelopment of the Brisbane Road Car Park in Mooloolaba.

Aurem Pty Ltd have utilised ARCPANEL’S roofing system on the top of the new eight-storey multi-deck car park. An exemplar of the value of sustainable design taking advantage of the structural insulated features, reducing the need for additional steel beams and minimal waste onsite. A fantastic design by @blackburnejackson that takes in local references from the Mooloolaba area.

The new car park will increase public parking in Mooloolaba from 176 spaces to over 700 car parking spaces, with a further 54 motorcycle spaces and 50 bicycle spaces and is due for completion in December 2020.

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Architect: Blackburne Jackson

Builder: Evans Built

Roofer: Aurem Pty Ltd

IKEA Stores Becoming Microgrids

CISC Member Success Story – Planet Ark Power

Architectural simulation of the completed microgrid at IKEA store

Australia’s largest grid-connected commercial microgrid of its kind by Planet Ark Power at IKEA Adelaide. The $6.6m, 1.2MW solar installation connected to an on-site 3MW battery and Planet Ark Power’s eleXsys Energy Management System (eEMS) is set to commence construction. Congratulations to CISC Vice President Will Waters for his work on this ground-breaking project.

Jan Gardberg, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer for IKEA Australia says “IKEA Australia is working to achieve three goals in our sustainability agenda including:

  • being powered by 100% clean energy,
  • transitioning our delivery fleet to 100% zero-emissions,
  • inspiring our customers in joining a clean energy movement.

We are thrilled that this project will create new opportunities for job creation, innovation, economic growth and reduced energy costs.”

Planet Ark Power’s Jonathon Ruddick says “Three years on from when the SA Government committed to invest $1.9m in the IKEA eleXsys Microgrid, PV panels and battery prices have fallen to such an extent that, along with the avoidance of one-off, start-up R&D and design costs, similar grid-connected microgrids will stand on their own two feet, without the need for ongoing government financial support.”

For more information visit Planet Ark Power

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Off The Grid Eco Tourism

CISC Member Success Story – ENOPTE

Partnering with Aussie Tiny Houses, ENOPTE’s 5 kWh PowerStation battery stores solar power and enables off-the-grid accommodation.

Alex Cooper’s of Ketchup’s Bank Glamping says the glamping style tiny house gives his guests a luxury eco-tourism experience with views of the Scenic Rim and is already in high demand.

Solar panels are installed in the roof and depending on the roof’s shape and design will affect the amount of panels that may be installed. Another option is to have the solar panels mounted on the ground.

The system has an input for generator, or mains, in event of charging the battery due to bad weather conditions, etc.

Allowing environmental and educational insights, guests at this couple’s retreat experience what it’s like to live completely off the grid relying on the sun’s energy to power everything from the lighting to the electrical appliances.

For more information about battery storage contact ENOPTE

Cleantech in Transport

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Join the virtual National Cleantech Conference and Exhibition to held from 24-26 Nov 2020. Listen to guest speaker, Stephanie Moroz discuss which Cleantech solution will finally end our relationship with oil in the transport sector.

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National VCTCE 2021

The Virtual National Cleantech Conference and Exhibition (VCTCE) 2020 is on 3 half days 24-26 November. The National Clean Technologies Conference and Exhibition being delivered in Brisbane has now been postponed due to COVID till 1-2 November 2021 so get involved in the VCTCE 2020 from 24-26 November. For more information, visit: https://nctce.com.au/vctce-2020/

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Innovations Day 2021

If you have a cutting edge product, service or digital solution that would assist operational improvement of larger corporations, institutions and larger business regionally, consider showcasing your solution and join us for Sunshine Coast Innovations Day 2021 at Venue 114 now scheduled for 23 March 2021. 

For more details see https://invest.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Innovation/Sunshine-Coast-Innovations-Day and click Expression of Interest link to submit your short EOI.

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Research and Development

The Australian Government has made some changes to the R & D tax credit regime. The main change that the Government has announced, is to extend the refundability of the R&D tax credit from the 2020-21 income year. I received and attach a review summary of changes to R @ D tax incentive from Cleantech industries Sunshine Coast member Dave Smith from BDO who is a R @ D tax specialist.  For more information:

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Export

There has also been a $49.8m increase in Federal Government funding for the Export Market Development Scheme.

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Entrepreneurs Program

View Entrepreneurs Program as well for access to expert advice and financial support to help progress your goals. 

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Modern Manufacturing Fund (MMF)

The Australian Government has announced in the budget the $1.3b Modern Manufacturing Strategy with Recycling and Clean Energy being one of the 6 high priority sectors.

A second round of the Modern Manufacturing Fund (MMF) is due to be announced prior to Christmas. This grant seeks to address barriers to scale and innovation. It will co-fund capital investment technology upgrades that help transform businesses. MMF round 2 will help create and retain highly skilled workforce through jobs and upskilling. The program will offer co-contribution grants of $100,000 to $1m, on a three to one basis, to support transformative investments in technologies and processes. ARENA has received ongoing support.

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Modern Manufacturing Initiative and National Manufacturing Priorities
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Supply Chain Resilience Initiative
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Please note that programs under the Modern Manufacturing Strategy are under development and funding is not yet available. If you are interested in updates on funding and programs as they become available, please subscribe to updates.

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Cleantech Business Networking Event

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In our first face to face event in a few months due to covid-19 restrictions, CISC members and guests shared their business innovations in a ‘Speed Pitching’ and networking event. We heard from local Sunshine Coast cleantech and sustainable businesses doing great work in the industry.

The ‘Speed Pitching’ was followed by a fun networking session where businesses connected with each other. This is all about connecting and celebrating being face-to-face with people in the industry, and people interested in sustainability and clean technologies and potential clients.

It’s a great time to be in the cleantech industry!

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Cleantech Transport Articles

What’s new in Transport clean technologies?

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Euro 6/VI vehicle emissions standards

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Ford’s luxury Lincoln brand to make an electric vehicle with Rivian

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The HUMMER Returns As An Electric Vehicle — 1,000 Horsepower, 0–60 MPH In 3 Seconds

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Tesla Model 3 Protected Owner, Family During Australian Fires

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Tesla Says 2020 Deliveries Should Comfortably Exceed 500,000

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The dirty secret of electric vehicles

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Another Study Argues Electric Cars Are Bad for the Environment. It’s Demonstrably False

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‘Tipping point’: Electric vehicle ownership costs to undercut gas and diesel cars post-2022

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With the launch of self-driving ride-share service ‘Waymo One,’ what’s next for cities?

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The pace of corporate electric fleet commitments is picking up

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New CISC Committee Celebrates Cleantech

At the AGM and Christmas Drinks, we welcomed the new Management Committee of Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast. President & Secretary Megyn Carpenter, Vice President Peter Kelly and Treasurer Jackie Capiaghi. New Management Committee members Mark Leckenby of Enopte and Josh Bennett of Q-Image joined Leanne Hellmrich, Darren Walters, Adam Prescott, Will Waters and Glenn Eales. Megyn thanked Jackie for the her work with the financials over the past 3 years.

Megyn acknowledged the tremendous support of the Sunshine Coast Council, in particular Scott Breust and Cr. Steve Robinson, for their commitment to CISC announcing that CISC has been awarded Community Partnerships annual funding of $10,000 over three years to assist with operational expenses.

Megyn said “This funding will give a huge boost to CISC. As a volunteer association, I believe we have come a long way in the past couple of years. We have fantastic support and there are huge opportunities for businesses in the cleantech industry, especially with the national conference being held here in May 2019.”

Encouraging CISC Members to attend the National Clean Technology Conference and Exhibition in May 2019, Megyn said “CISC Members receive a 40% discount to the conference giving savings of up to $500. With CISC annual membership being kept at $99, being a member of Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast has fantastic benefits.”


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Water Management Articles

What’s New in Water Management Clean Technologies?


Visit a Dam this Weekend

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New National Water Grid Authority

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Stanthorpe’s water officially runs out, trucks bring supplies from dam near Warwick

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Farmers in Queensland’s salad bowl region warn food prices will rise due to drought

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Darling River water bought back from irrigators in $30m deal struck with Federal Government

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‘Broken system’ causing water crisis for farmers

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Thirsty echidnas, kangaroos, goannas and birds drink from trough on NSW farm

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Pipeline probe for parched Queensland town

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National Bushfire Recovery Agency

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Future Drought Fund

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Canberra’s drinking water catchment now ‘endangered’ area

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Lower Darling River to run dry with more fish deaths possible as authorities plan to stop flows from Menindee

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Disaster narratives: Flooding in Townsville

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Murray cod rescue mission as fisheries officers scoop up ailing Menindee fish by hand

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Dead Fish And Drying Rivers Reveal What’s ‘Rotten’ About The Murray-Darling

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Global Cooling Prize

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South Australian sardines earn the blue fish tick for sustainability

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What caused the death of a million fish in the Murray-Darling Basin?

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Cool Australia – Water Pollution

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Research Honored For Contribution To Water Management

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Your Watershed column: Integrated Water Management Planning — a Plan for All

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