Emissions from organic effluent can be reduced by removing material that includes volatile solids (diversion of the material) and dealing with the diverted material aerobically in a way that produces materially fewer total methane and nitrous oxide emissions than would be produced by treatment in an anaerobic pond (a post-diversion treatment).

What Can I Do?

Operators can reduce emissions from dairy cattle, feedlot cattle and pig effluent by removing/diverting solid and liquid waste. If you manage a waste stream from a piggery or dairy and are considering different methods of treating the effluent, you can visit the Clean Energy Regulator website to see if you are eligible to participate and then design and register a suitable project.

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Animal effluent management method