Quantifying On-Farm Energy Usage in the Australian Meat Chicken Industry

Summary

This project will provide an assessment of the onfarm energy usage of three grow out farms in the Australian meat chicken industry. The project will include assessment of the energy supply network, supply and installation of instrumentation to allow disaggregation of total energy use and benchmarking of these data. The data will be used to gain an understanding of energy usage within different activities and to improve the industry wide assessment in the LCA project (PRJ4596). Following collation of data, recommendations will be made to the participating growers for ways to improve energy efficiency based on the results of the project.

Program

Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

FSA Consulting

Objective Summary

The objectives of the project are to: Quantify energy use and energy use profile for up to three meat chicken growout farms, including the different onfarm components and the variation in energy use over one year (all seasons). Provide actual segregated energy use data for the LCA project PRJ4596. Assess current shedding management and design from an energy efficiency perspective and to determine where costsavings could be made.

Project Code

PRJ-005770

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Monday, September 20, 2010

Project Completion Date

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Soil, water and managing natural resources

National Priority

CME-Develop and implement measures to improve industry's impact on the enviroment

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Quantifying On-Farm Energy Usage in the Australian Meat Chicken Industry