Many nations have now signed the global methane pledge recognising that decreasing methane emissions can have a swift effect of climate warming. Attribution of methane emission is difficult, and action remains hard.
Fugitive emissions from coal mines and coal seam gas are poorly quantified and methane capture technology only just emerging. Livestock methane remains a significant contributor to global warming and while some feed supplements hold promise delivery mechanisms for extensive grazing systems where a significant proportion of emissions are generate remains unsolved as a technological challenge and are a long way from cost effective.
CSIRO seeks proposals that improve accounting and identify emissions baselines and that allows industry to experiment with mitigation strategies, in the areas of but not confined to:
- Integrated mapping and sensorisation to better baseline and attribute methane emissions
- Capture technology from mines and coal seam gas
- Livestock methane reduction with a focus on delivery mechanisms to support extensive grazing systems
- All proposals aligned with this theme should contain a section that clearly describes how the proposed solution is complementary to CSIRO’s Towards Net Zero Mission.