NDC Presentations - Energy
“Turning Moo Poo into Power” was the first of the energy presentations from RIRDC Women of the Year 2010, Sue Middleton. Her RIRDC project is to understand how to commercialise biogas technology in Australia in the intensive livestock industries. The statistic is that livestock producers produce up to 77% of the agricultural GHG Emissions from agriculture, predominantly from enteric fermentation.
Sarah Bellamy, from the Office of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency provided an overview of the Carbon Farming Initiative legislation.
Then came the SEQ Queensland YDN energy audit crew, and what a motley crew they were!
They were followed by Rick Kowitz (Dairying for Tomorrow Co-ordinator) and Darold Klindworth (DPI Victoria) who both outlined some simple, basic and cost effective methods to reduce your on-farm energy usage and costs.
Turning Poo into Energy
Sue Middleton is a farmer, rural development consultant and rural community change agent. She won the 2010 Rural Women of the Year award for her project on Biogas
Options for reducing the dependence on Mains electricity in the dairy shed.
Darold has worked for the Department of Primary Industries, Victoria for 12 years. Most of that time has been with the CowTime Program.
The cost of electricity will continue to rinse. In order to reduce the dependence on “Mains” electricity there are several things that dairy farmers can consider.
Sarah Bellamy - Department of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency
How do you get credit for your carbon