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

Chen, Guangnan 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]

[img]
Preview
Text (Published Version)
QFF_Energy_Efficiency.pdf

Download (2546Kb)

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.


Statistics for USQ ePrint 23250
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Item Status: Live Archive
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 / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 03:00
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2013 03:00
Fields of Research : 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
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23250

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only