Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Industry Top Issues: Energy

  • Soaring utilities costs, particularly in regional areas
  • Lack of energy alternatives and cost-effective ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact
  • Uncertainty around future energy policy decisions.
Oct 12, 2020
This project aimed to explore how red meat processors can aggregate localised bio-wastes to help make distributed Waste to Energy (W2E) facilities more feasible in regional locations. A tool was ...
Jul 17, 2020
Hydrogen (H2) provides Australia’s red meat industry with the opportunity to simultaneously reduce energy costs, increase energy security and reduce emissions to air associated with fossil fue...
Emission Reduction Pathways and Opportunities for the Australian Red Meat Processing Sector
Nov 1, 2019
This project evaluated the likely cost implications for red meat processors under three different greenhouse gas emission pathways: 1. Australia’s current national emission reduction target...
Enhanced Energy Recovery in Australian Industry through Anaerobic Co-digestion
Aug 20, 2019
The primary focus of the project was to improve the economics of biogas projects by maximising renewable energy recovery (and revenue) from anaerobic digestion infrastructure.
Jul 22, 2019
The primary target for the Meat Industry Environment Network was industry personnel. The Environment Network sought to provide a forum for industry personnel to give input into their priority issues...
NCMC energy & wastewater options assessment for energy self-sufficiency
Mar 30, 2019
This project involves an investigation into the most optimal wastewater treatment and energy solution(s) available to NCMC's processing and tannery operations at Cassino. The project is the first st...
Analysis of State-based processing costs
Mar 27, 2019
The objectives of the project were to provide state based red meat (beef) processing costs for NSW and Queensland to support a more detailed understanding of the cost pressures facing red meat proce...
Cost to Operate and Processing Cost Competitiveness
Mar 20, 2019
  This omnibus report combines both the “Cost to Operate” report, released publicly in November 2018, and its companion piece “Processing Cost Competitiveness” &ndash...
Condamine Feedlot Solar Project
Mar 5, 2019
The Teys Condamine Feedlot has reduced energy usage through adopting solar farm technologies. Check out their story here.
Investigation into sensor technologies to manage waste streams and optimise the use of their by-products
Jan 29, 2019
With an employment of less than 10%, the use of sensory technology for remote monitoring and control in the meat processing industry is not widespread. This research project was designed to assist&n...
Analysis of Regulatory and Related Costs in Red Meat Processing
Oct 29, 2018
This project identifies and quantifies the costs that face the red meat processing industry in Australia and compares them with key international competitors the United States, Brazil and Argentina....
Review Of ACCC Report On Electricity Affordability and Australia’s Competitive Advantage
Aug 10, 2018
The key objective of this project was to provide a timely assessment of the implications for the red meat industry of the findings of the ACCC’s report on restoring electricity affordability a...
Investigation into Voltage Optimisation Technology for Abattoirs
May 8, 2018
Energy costs are one of the major operating costs in the red meat processing industry in Australia (AU$1M to AU$2M per year each in the top 25 processing plants), with primary energy sources includi...
Meat Industry Environment Network 2016-17
Mar 2, 2018
The Meat Industry Environment Network provides a means to share information on the research, development and extension (RD&E) activities relating to AMPC’s Environment and Sustainability R...
Membrane systems for treatment and energy recovery of abattoir wastewater
Dec 11, 2017
The primary aim of this project was to investigate robust membrane technology for primary treatment of abattoir wastewater. A specific focus was on improved recovery fats and proteins for by-prod...
Biogas, Storage and Combustion
Oct 31, 2017
Biogas is the product of anaerobic biological breakdown of organic substances. It is produced by any anaerobic technology when conditions are suitable for methane production and can be generated by ...
Renewable Energy Options for Off-Grid Red Meat Processing
Jun 1, 2015
The purpose of this report is to look at the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy and storage systems that may be deployed in the meat processing industry, utilizing three desktop...
Renewable Energy Options for Off-Grid Red Meat Processing
Feb 27, 2015
The purpose of this report is to look at the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy and storage systems that may be deployed in the meat processing industry, utilizing three desktop...
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