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UQ offering industry carbon management workshops

The University of Queensland (UQ) will run a number of carbon management workshops next month, designed for businesses in the manufacturing and resource industries.

With energy prices and compliance costs becoming critical issues for manufacturers and service providers, UQ will present a series of free, interactive carbon management workshops funded by the federal government’s Enterprise Connect program.

The workshops aim to help businesses create new commercial opportunities and cost savings by improving efficiency, identifying new markets and leveraging available funding in a carbon constrained economy.

Dr Paul Dargusch from the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, and Dr Marguerite Renouf and Jane Gaffel from the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, will facilitate the workshops, to be held in Brisbane and Mackay in July and August.

Sessions will include calculating a carbon footprint, calculating carbon costs and savings, and identifying new business opportunities as a result of carbon management strategies.

UniQuest Managing Director David Henderson said the workshops respond to a growing need for evidence-based support, especially in sectors that are traditionally resource-intensive, such as foundries, mining, and food and beverage manufacturing.

Workshop 1: Food and beverage manufacturing
Date: 13 July 2011
Time: 8.30 am – 1.30 pm
Location: AIBN Seminar Room, Building 75, Cooper Road, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Registration: wiin@uniquest.com.au

Workshop 2: Foundries
Date: 19 July 2011
Time: 8.30 am – 1.30 pm
Location: Room 213, Chamberlain Building (#35), Campbell Road, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Registration: wiin@uniquest.com.au

Workshop 3: General manufacturing
Date: 20 July 2011
Time: 8.30 am – 1.30 pm
Location: Room 342, Priestly Building # 67, Cooper Road, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Registration: wiin@uniquest.com.au

Workshop 4: Mining industry service providers
Date: 2 August 2011
Time: 8.30 am – 1.30 pm
Location: Souths Leagues Club, 181 Milton Street, Mackay
Registration: wiin@uniquest.com.au

Lorna Brett

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