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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in beef cattle through feeding nitrate containing supplements method
This Methodology Determination (method) sets the rules for crediting emissions reductions achieved by replacing urea lick blocks with nitrate lick blocks for pasture-fed beef cattle as part of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).
This method was part of the Carbon Farming Initiative which ran from September 2011 until December 2014 when it was integrated with the ERF.
Using the method
To use this method in your project and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator manages project registration, compliance and crediting emissions reductions for projects under the ERF.
Estimating the abatement
All projects registered under this method must use the Beef Nitrates Calculator to estimate emissions reductions.
View the Beef Nitrates Calculator [356KB XLSX].
Consultation on the method
The Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee (DOIC) operated from 2010 and endorsed the original method. The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee replaced the DOIC in 2014.
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- The Emissions Reduction Fund incentivises Australian businesses to cut the amount of greenhouse gases they create and to undertake activities that store carbon
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Last updated: 8 December 2020
Content ID: 67366