More carbon credit opportunities for livestock producers
The new offsets methodology, released by the Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee (DOIC), is the second under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) designed to assist livestock producers to generate income by better managing manure to reduce emissions.
Under the ‘Methodology for the Destruction of Methane from Piggery Manure Using Engineered Biodigesters’, pork producers can capture and destroy methane emissions to prevent them from entering the atmosphere.
“Farmers can trade the offsets they generate for carbon credits, which can then be sold to other businesses–generating extra revenue for farmers and land managers across Australia,” Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus said.
The methodology, a collaboration between Sunpork Commercial Piggeries and the Australian Government, builds on the previously approved methodology for the ‘destruction of methane generated from manure in piggeries’.
Once approved, this methodology could be adapted for use across a range of intensive livestock industries.
The methodology will be released on the Department’s website for 40 days. All public comments will be considered by the DOIC during its assessment of the methodology.
There is further information available at Carbon Farming Initiative.