About the fund
The Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund (LETDF) is an Australian Government funding program that provides funding to help Australian firms commercialise world-leading low emissions technologies. The program was launched in 2005. One funding round was held and closed on 31 March 2006, with total funding of $410 million offered to six projects. No further funding rounds will be held.
The LETDF is managed by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.
The objective of the LETDF is to demonstrate the commercial potential of new energy technologies or processes or the application of overseas technologies or processes to Australian circumstances to deliver long-term large-scale greenhouse gas emission reductions, through:
- the demonstration of the commercial potential of new energy technologies or processes
- the application of overseas technologies or processes to Australian circumstances.
Three out of the original five projects are selected under the LETDF continue to be progressed. These include:
- the Gorgon Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Injection Project
- the Callide Oxyfuel Project
- Solar Systems Pty Ltd: Large Scale Solar Concentrator Power Project which is managed by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
Funding agreements in relation to the International Power Hazelwood 2030 project and the HRL Dual Gas Project have been terminated
For more information about the Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund, contact Mark Weaver on:
Phone: 02 6213 7104