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1 A practical overview from planning to practice on the destruction of methane generated from manure in piggeries. Source: Clean Energy Regulator (CER) July 2013

2 Purpose support your participation help you to understand what’s involved

3 Introduction Increase awareness of Clean Energy Regulator’s role Understand key concepts behind Carbon Farming Initiative’s operation

4 Clean Energy Regulator Our vision is to support Australia in transitioning to a low carbon economy through an informed and efficient market for carbon and investment in renewable energy.

5 Three government organisations have a role in the Carbon Farming Initiative Department of Industry: Development of policy, legislation and methodologies Clean Energy Regulator: Assessment of projects, education, issue of Australian carbon credit units Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: Provides information and support for landholders and funds research

6 Australian Government response to Climate Change International: Kyoto Agreement Domestic: Reduction in greenhouse gas pollution using the market »Carbon pricing mechanism

7 How the Carbon Farming Initiative works You can earn Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) by: »storing carbon, or »reducing greenhouse gas emissions on the land 1 ACCU = 1 tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO 2 -e)

8 Methodology determinations Set out the rules for undertaking a specific activity to earn Australian carbon credit units

9 Guide to undertaking a piggeries – destruction of methane generated from manure project Support your decision to participate in the Carbon Farming Initiative, using the piggeries methodology

10 What does a piggery project look like? Manure treated in a covered pond Pond contains only manure from operations of piggery sheds Gas from the covered pond is collected and combusted: »Flare »Electricity generation system »Gas boiler Use PigBal model to calculate carbon abatement.

11 How do I get started? Check your eligibility Assess the feasibility Check your expectation for return on investment Decide on your business model Apply: »Recognised Offsets Entity »ANREU account »Eligible Offsets project

12 How do I undertake a piggery project? Meet eligibility requirements »Flare »Electricity generation »Gas boiler Maintain your equipment Measure inputs to PigBal PigBal Model is a computer program that predicts piggery manure production. Model inputs include daily herd information, weekly.

13 Project boundary Baseline: »Greenhouse gas emissions from treatment pond (methane - CH 4 ) Project activity: » Electricity from the grid, fuel used for gas capture and combustion (CO 2, N 2 0, CH 4 ) » Gas capture and combustion (N 2 0, CH 4 )

14 Measure and calculate abatement Baseline calculation Greenhouse gas abatement calculation Monitor Use PigBal

15 Monitoring and record keeping Project information Combustion device information Monitoring and gas composition information Direct and indirect measurement (inputs and outputs from PigBal) Other records Quality assurance and control matters

16 More on record keeping Monitoring data is crucial to your application for ACCUs. Will you be able to protect your data in an unforseen event?

17 Audit report Provides a ‘reasonable assurance’ opinion on whether or not your project complies with the methodology determination and Carbon Farming legislation.

18 Apply for carbon credits Submit offsets report and audit report to the Clean Energy Regulator Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) are issued into your account in the Registry Earn money by selling the ACCUs and transferring them to another account in the Registry

19 Administration: working with the Clean Energy Regulator Understand three key administrative steps involved with Carbon Farming Initiative projects.

20 Three important parts to your Carbon Farming Initiative administration 1.Recognised Offsets Entity 2.Eligible Offsets Project 3.Certificate of Entitlement Download application forms from the Clean Energy Regulator web site. There are no application fees.

21 Recognised Offsets Entity Essential to be part of the Carbon Farming Initiative and issued with Australian carbon credit units Open an ANREU Account »fit and proper person test »proof of identity test Centrally processed, case officer allocated Tip: call us before you submit your application to make sure it’s all in order: (02)

22 Eligible Offsets Project Sets out your plan to implement a Carbon Farming Project. Checked by the Clean Energy Regulator to make sure your plans meet the Carbon Farming Initiative rules. Processed by Carbon Farming team, new case officer.

23 Eligible Offsets Projects: Q10: Project start date If backdating, confirm project operating with project requirements the whole time period

24 Eligible Offsets Projects: Q12: Project description Address all project eligibility points identified in s2.1 of the methodology determination

25 Eligible Offsets Projects: Q25: Legal right Land title Licence Contracts

26 Certificate of Entitlement and offsets report Applications for Australian carbon credit units are made at the same time as you submit your offsets and audit reports. You can choose when to report and apply for credits, within the one to five year period. Good record keeping is essential to your report and audit.

27 Summary: three important parts to your administration 1.Recognised Offsets Entity 2.Eligible Offsets Project 3.Certificate of Entitlement

28 Carbon Markets and feasibility Understand the basics of ACCU markets to enable you to ask questions of your advisors Provide you with tips to consider when undertaking your feasibility

29 Types of markets ACCUs are personal property and can be traded. Two key markets: Domestic compliance market Voluntary market

30 Selling ACCUs Compliance market - pay attention to: »Carbon pricing mechanism in fixed price period (to 2015) »Market for European Union Allowances (after 2015) Voluntary market – pay attention to: »Charisma of your project

31 Who can help? Seek advice from an Australian Financial Services Licence holder Consider these resources: »Your normal bank and/or broker »Carbon Markets Institute: CFI hub »Liable Entities Public Information Database (LEPID)

32 Project feasibility 1. Financial feasibility Know the costs and benefits Cash flow Scenario analysis 2. Commercial feasibility Kyoto or Non-Kyoto ACCUs? Number ACCUs estimated? Timeline to deliver ACCUs?

33 Project feasibility 3. Methodology Can you meet the rules for eligibility and data capture as described in an approved methodology determination? 4. Regulatory Feasibility Methodology available? In Australia? Required by law? Legal right?

34 Project feasibility 5. Legal feasibility Pass tests to open ANREU account? Legal right to carry out project? 6. Organisational capabilities Own and operate? Engage third parties? (aggregator, broker, cooperative)

35 Conclusion Purpose: understand what’s involved in implementing a piggery project Guide to implementing a project Administration Markets and feasibility

36 Thank you More Information Online: Phone: Watch the webinar


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