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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).

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Feeding Dietary Additives to Milking Cows) Methodology Determination 2013.

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.

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].

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.

Read the DOIC’s advice to the Minister [127KB PDF] [26KB DOCX]

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Last updated: 8 December 2020

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