Opportunities to enhance energy efficiency and minimise greenhouse gases in Queensland's intensive agricultural sector

Chen, Guangnan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8460-9224 and Kupke, Paul and Baillie, Craig (2008) Opportunities to enhance energy efficiency and minimise greenhouse gases in Queensland's intensive agricultural sector. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

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Abstract

On-farm energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important in the context of rising energy costs and concerns over greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Energy inputs
represent a major and rapidly increasing cost to the producers in Queensland.
This report presents a scoping study of opportunities to enhance energy efficiency and minimise GHG emissions in Queensland's intensive agricultural sector. The aims of
this research were to:
• Review and assess available tools and technologies for conducting on-farm operational energy assessments/audits
• Assess current practices in terms of energy efficiency
• Identify opportunities to reduce operational energy inputs and impacts on greenhouse gas emissions

A significant literature review was conducted. It was found that a number of energy and greenhouse calculators have already been developed in Australia and overseas to
estimate the energy uses and greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems. These include: USDA Energy Calculator, Alliant Energy Calculator, and EnergyCalc developed by NCEA. These softwares will need further development and will be very useful for conducting both level 2 and level 3 energy audits.


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Additional Information: NCEA Publication 1002801/1. Material from this publication may not be used unless prior written approval has been obtained from the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture and the Queensland Farmers Federation.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 03:00
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2013 03:00
Fields of Research (2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070107 Farming Systems Research
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070105 Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring
Fields of Research (2020): 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management > 300207 Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management > 300207 Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23250

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