This methodology determination (method) sets the rules for crediting emission reductions achieved by replacing urea lick blocks with nitrate lick blocks for pasture-fed beef cattle as part of the Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) Scheme.
This method was part of the Carbon Farming Initiative which ran from September 2011 until December 2014 when it was integrated with the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). The ACCU Scheme replaced the ERF in 2022.
Using the method
To use this method and participate in the ACCU Scheme, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator manages project registration, compliance and crediting emissions reductions for projects under the ACCU Scheme.
Visit the Regulator’s website for:
- information on the method and how to use it
- project planning guidance, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Estimating the abatement
All projects registered under this method must use the Beef Nitrates Calculator to estimate emissions reductions.
View the Beef Nitrates Calculator (XLSX 356 KB).
Consultation on the method
The original method was endorsed by the Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee (DOIC). The DOIC operated from 2010 until 2014 when it was replaced by the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee.