For RegenCo, we know that increasing the amount of carbon stored in soil and the right types of vegetation can only be a good thing for farm production and the earth’s climate. However, we have a very tight focus on understanding how much carbon is on a property when we first partner with the owners, and how the carbon stock changes over time. Knowing how the carbon stock levels have increased over time is essential to be able to create and sell Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs), under the Australian Government Carbon Farming Initiative legislation.
We focus on the activities that can best be implemented alongside your existing enterprise and that have the greatest potential to earn revenue through sale of ACCUs, earned for increases in carbon stored or reducing emissions relative to an historical baseline level. Carbon storage management intervention opportunities include:
• Human Induced Regeneration of Native Forest
• Avoided Clearing of Native Forest
• Environmental Planting of Native Forest
• Soil Carbon Sequestration
Emission avoidance activities that can earn carbon credits in your enterprise include
• Methane Avoidance through Improved Beef Herd Management
• Savanna Burning- shifting to Early Dry Season rather than Late Dry Season Dominated Fire Regime
The full list of methods to earn carbon credits from the Australian Government can be found here .
In-house technology and systems
How can a grazing enterprise be part of the Meat & Livestock Australia Carbon Neutral by 2030?
For Australian red meat producers to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, they require the confidence that management interventions implemented to reduce carbon emissions and increase carbon sequestration will also be good for their business, i.e. interventions will result in productivity, economic and financial gains for their individual businesses. Without the ability to make fully-informed decisions about potential changes to their management strategies, and understand the likely impact on their bottom-line, it is unlikely they will participate in the carbon market.
To give producers this confidence, we apply our in-house proprietary an economic and financial model that builds financial and economic outputs from physical inputs – commencing with carrying capacity by land system or management unit, livestock numbers by enterprise and class, productivity (growth, reproduction & mortality), current management strategies, together with how these are all impacted by long term seasonal variability; all determine the herd characteristics in the future.
Applying cost and price assumptions to this physical model of the business results in a long-term realistic projection of the economic and financial performance of the current business. Using our approach, each enterprise can develop a projection of “business as usual” (BAU) which is then used to compare proposed management interventions to improve productivity and participate in the carbon market.
Research & development
We have an active research & development program that focusses on increasing efficiency and cost effective monitoring of carbon storage and emission avoidance, as well as farm financial, economic and environmental performance.
We are technology agnostic, and look to work with partners and technologies that fix the problems in the most effective and efficient way.