Evaluation of greenhouse gas mitigation activities undertaken by the red meat processing industry

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) commissioned a study evaluating greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation activities undertaken by the red meat processing industry. Direct GHG emissions in the red meat processing sector are primarily derived from wastewater and the consumption of stationery fuel, mainly used in operating boilers. Secondary emissions are also generated by the consumption of purchased electricity.

The Australian red meat processing industry has developed a range of research and development strategies to address climate change, reduce GHG emissions and adopt clean technology. These strategies have been formalised in the Red Meat Processing Industry Climate Change Strategy 2012 prepared by AMPC and AMIC.