Under this programme, businesses have received support and co-funding for innovative projects from high temperature heat pumps to electric ride-on lawn mowers.

The fund supports the early adoption of proven technology or an innovative process improvement opportunity that has yet to be widely deployed in New Zealand. The project may improve energy efficiency and/or reduce carbon emissions.

Special technology demonstration fund

Covered cropping decarbonisation

This special purpose fund under the technology demonstration programme is targeted at the covered cropping sector where significant emission reduction opportunities exist. The sector currently predominantly uses fossil fuels to control glasshouse atmospheres. These fuels can be displaced with new and developing electrification technologies.

EECA aims to engage with the sector through the representative associations and directly fund decarbonisation projects which will demonstrate decarbonisation options to the whole industry.

EECA's Sector Programme focuses on small to medium enterprises which comprise a large number of businesses in the light industrial, manufacturing, food production, beverages and cropping sectors in New Zealand. The programme aims to increase efficiency and reduce global warming emissions in these businesses.