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Methane Emissions Reduction in Livestock: Research Grants

Funds for on-ground trials to collect data on emissions and productivity impacts from the use of low-emissions technologies.

The grant is no longer available

Application detail:

Maximum project period of 2.5 years.

What you get?

Grants from $500,000 to $1.5 million.

Who is this for?

Businesses with projects that involve Australian producers trialling low emissions feed technologies.


The Methane Emissions Reduction in Livestock: Research Grants support on-ground trials involving Australian producers to collect data on emissions and productivity impacts from the use of low-emissions feed technologies. There is a total of $4 million in grant funding available.

The objectives are to:

  • engage livestock producers and build an evidence-base to support calculation of livestock emissions reductions and productivity outcomes (e.g. dose-responses) in livestock, from the use of feed technologies
  • increase livestock producers’ and service providers’ experience with feed technology products
  • verify claimed productivity and emissions reduction benefits
  • leverage co-investment in technologies that have the potential to reduce livestock emissions
  • support partnerships between producers and industry to advance emissions reduction in livestock.


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • a co-operative.

Joint applications are acceptable and encouraged. To submit a joint application you must have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply.

We can only accept applications where:

  • the project is supported by your board (or equivalent)
  • you can complete the project and meet any costs of the project not covered by grant funding
  • you certify that you will provide research data and outputs to the department and any nominated third party for developing the emissions framework
  • you declare (using our template) that you have or will have relevant intellectual property arrangements to undertake your project
  • you provide all mandatory attachments in your application.

We cannot waive the eligibility criteria under any circumstances.


How do you apply?

The Methane Emissions Reduction in Livestock: Research Grants is closed to applications.

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Grant recipients

Successful applicants that have been offered funding under the Methane Emissions Reduction in Livestock: Research Grants.

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Project budget template

Intellectual property declaration template