Australian Red Meat Processor Opportunities for Emissions Reduction Fund Participation

The key project objective was to determine the potential Red Meat Processing Industry abatement options under the Australian Federal Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) and present these opportunities to industry.

A preliminary assessment of potential ERF projects for AMPC found the highest potential GHG abatement for meat processors would come from waste water treatment projects (involving methane capture and reuse/destruction), followed by fuel switching (particularly in the case of biogas for process heat or cogeneration), and energy efficiency (both heat and electricity).  Australian meat processors now have the opportunity to register projects with the Clean Energy Regulator, and apply to participate in ERF Auctions to secure a contract to deliver Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) over up to seven years.