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Investigating energy efficiency, biomass for bioenergy and other renewable energy options for primary producers and agricultural industries.

Energy is a crucial input into all farming systems. However, energy cost, emissions and reliability are significant issues for the NSW agricultural sector, eroding profitability and international competitiveness. To help address these issues, NSW DPIRD is investing $11.7 million to develop and deliver the Clean Energy Solutions, Energy Efficiency Solutions and Biomass for Bioenergy projects as part of the Climate Change Research Strategy.

To find out more about how primary producers can improve energy efficiency and deploy renewable energy technologies including solar, wind, bioenergy, hydrogen and storage options, click on the links below.

Featured Projects

On-farm energy pilots

Case studies of 7 pilot projects demonstrating innovative technologies and practices to reduce farm energy use, costs and emissions.

Biomass crop trials

A network of woody biomass crop trials have been established across NSW to test a range of native species in different environments and climatic conditions.


The H2Cuts trailer showcases energy efficiency ideas and demonstrates hydrogen fuel cell technology by providing hydrogen powered haircuts

Useful Information

Energy efficiency and renewable energy factsheets

Learn about opportunities to improve energy efficiency and generate renewable energy on your farm.

Exploring Beyond Diesel webinars

Low and zero carbon alternatives to diesel, including hydrogen, biofuels and electrification for agricultural applications.

Biomass for bioenergy information, infographics and factsheets

This project is investigating opportunities for increasing the amount of sustainable biomass use in NSW with a focus on electricity generation.

Hybrid solar-biomass power generation

Energy generation from hybrid solar-biomass plants is a significant opportunity for NSW.

Energy Smart Farming community of practice

Practice change and efficient and renewable energy technologies to improve farm productivity and resilience.

Electricity supply constraints and opportunities for intensive industries

Two projects exploring opportunities for intensive industries to improve the reliabiity of on-farm energy supplies in grid constrained regions.