Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) investment in agriculture

There are significant opportunities for agricultural businesses to reduce their operating costs through the use of CEFC finance to invest in energy efficient equipment and renewable energy upgrades.

The CEFC is an independent Australian Government agency working to increase commercial investment in energy efficiency, renewable energy and low emissions technologies. The CEFC directly invests in large projects and, for smaller projects, works with Australia’s major banks and other co-financiers to provide eligible farmers and agribusinesses with access to discounted and tailored finance arrangements.

Information on CEFC opportunities is available at

Information for agribusinesses is available at

The Transforming Australian Agriculture with Clean Energy Guide produced by CEFC and the NFF identifies fifty one practical opportunities where farmers can reduce their energy bills by improving energy efficiency and switching to renewables.

The department is working closely with the CEFC to increase CEFC investment in Australia’s agriculture sector. If you have a question about current and potential agriculture projects, please email your enquiry to climate policy.

Last reviewed: 7 October 2020
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