Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in milking cows through feeding dietary additives method
This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting emissions reductions achieved by feeding dairy cows defined dietary supplements 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
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 Dietary Fats Calculator to estimate emissions reductions.
View the Dietary Fats Calculator [2.5MB XLSX].
Developing the method
The Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee (DOIC) operated from 2010 and endorsed the original method. The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) replaced the DOIC in 2014.
- The department is responsible for developing methodology determinations
- The Emissions Reduction Fund incentivises Australian businesses to cut the amount of greenhouse gases they create and to undertake activities that store carbon
Last updated: 12 November 2020
Content ID: 67367