A report for Queensland Farmers Federation. National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba.
Opportunities to enhance energy efficiency and minimise greenhouse gases in Queensland’s intensive agriculture sector.
Published 10 June 2008.
Case study GCMA prawn farm
In August 2009, the APFA sought project funding from the Farmready Industry Grants program, administered by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and forestry (DAFF). Their project aims to build resilience in the prawn farming industry by helping the industry understand the physical risks posed by climate change and how they can respond to parallel challenges such as rising energy costs and the need to reduce emissions. Electricity and gas account for 8% of prawn production costs (APFA, Benchmarking study). The study was conducted by CSIRO and QDAF.
NCCARF Newsletter – Prawn farmers responding to Climate Change – article from Brian Paterson Principal Research Scientist, Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry at Bribie Island. Winter 2012.
In 2013 Agrifood Skills Australia together with some funding from APFA undertook an audit at a large Northern farm the result was a farm energy tool. Energy Proof Aquaculture – Assessing Energy Efficiency at your site.
2015 APFA work with QFF and ERGON under Energy Savers Program where a prawn farm was used as a case study.