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Fertiliser use efficiency in irrigated cotton method

This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting emissions reductions achieved by improving the efficiency of synthetic fertiliser use in irrigated cotton production as part of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fertiliser in Irrigated Cotton) Methodology Determination 2015.

Using the method

The department develops the methods and has policy oversight of the ERF.

The Clean Energy Regulator manages project registration, compliance and crediting emissions reductions for projects under the ERF. To use this method in your project and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator.

View eligibility requirements and how to apply on the Clean Energy Regulator website.

Estimating the abatement

All projects registered under this method must use the Irrigated Cotton Calculator to estimate emissions reductions.

View the Irrigated Cotton Calculator [305KB ZIP] and a guide to the equations it uses.

Note: The Irrigated Cotton Calculator requires that users enable macros after opening the file to ensure its correct operation.

Guide to enabling macros in Microsoft Excel [1.05MB PDF] [1.95MB DOCX]

The Irrigated Cotton Calculator has been developed to run on Microsoft Excel 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2011. It cannot be run on Excel 2008 for Mac as this version cannot enable macros.

Fertiliser in irrigated cotton: final equations [344.32KB PDF] [1.25MB DOCX]

Consultation on the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee conducts method reviews.

Public consultation, drafting of the method, and the Committee’s advice to the Minister is on the department’s Consultation hub.

Read about method development

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Email emissions-reduction [at] industry.gov.au

Last updated: 24 September 2021

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