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Sweet news for Sunshine Sugar

More than $11.6 million will be shared in a partnership between Sunshine Sugar and Sustinent Pty Ltd from grants under the Government’s $30 million Commercialisation Fund.

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the partnership will use its $500000 grant to manufacture higher-value products using agricultural waste in the sugar industry.

“This project will see the use of cane trash and bagasse to produce a diversified product range including nutritionally enhanced feedstock,” he said.

“The project will also create jobs and other economic benefits in the region.

“This funding supports projects within the Government’s six National Manufacturing Priorities including medical products, food and beverage, resources technology and critical minerals processing, recycling and clean energy, defence, and space.”

Grants are between $100000 and $1 million, with funding to make up no more than 50 percent of total project costs.

For more information on the Commercialisation Fund and other successful projects please visit amgc.org.au/projects/