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Can recycled organics be used to create a sustainable horse bedding?
MRA Projects
14 July 2020

Can recycled organics be used to create a sustainable horse bedding?

The ‘compost makes great bedding material’ project aimed to increase the awareness and use of recycled organics in the horse industry, by demonstrating and communicating that compost is a practical, suitable, and cost effective equine bedding and surfacing material. The project webinar is now available online

Mike Ritchie speaks to Waste Management Review on the climate change impact of waste
Climate Change
13 May 2019

Mike Ritchie speaks to Waste Management Review on the climate change impact of waste

MRA’s Mike Ritchie was featured on the cover of Waste Management Review having been interviewed on the waste sector’s contribution to national emissions and its role in meeting Australia’s commitment to the Paris Agreement.

The fourth Emissions Reduction Fund auction is coming
Grants
30 August 2016

The fourth Emissions Reduction Fund auction is coming

By Mike Ritchie – Managing Director, MRA Consulting Group The fourth Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction has recently been announced. This matters immensely for the waste and local government sectors. So many quality projects are working hard behind the scenes to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Whether that’s a third bin diverting organics out of […]

Energy from Waste in Australia – is there a future?
EfW
12 April 2016

Energy from Waste in Australia – is there a future?

By Ron Wainberg – Technical Director, MRA Consulting Group Energy from Waste (EfW) is very well established overseas, but in Australia it has yet to get off the ground. The reasons for this are to be found in a complex combination of different historical factors: adequate landfill capacity, poor financial incentives, unfavourable public perceptions and lack […]

Councils and organics operators make 11th hour funding grab
Compost
29 March 2016

Councils and organics operators make 11th hour funding grab

The new Source Separated Organics (SSO) methodology has seen tremendous uptake in the countdown to the next Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction. The SSO methodology provides funding to projects that divert organic waste from landfill. Twenty-seven new, expanded and/or aggregated projects under the methodology diverting source separated organics were registered by MRA Consulting Group (MRA), […]

ERF Organics Methodology approved – register to earn credits!
Climate Change
12 February 2016

ERF Organics Methodology approved – register to earn credits!

The Source Separated Organic Waste Method has been approved and is available for use. There is still time to register a project for the next auction under this method and claim credits for your abatement effort. The next ERF auction is to be held on the 27 and 28 April 2016. To be eligible to […]

MRA clients successful at second ERF auction
Carbon
13 November 2015

MRA clients successful at second ERF auction

The Clean Energy Regulator has today announced the results of the second Emissions Reduction Fund auction held on 4 and 5 November 2015. These contracts secure the delivery of 45.5 million tonnes of abatement at an average price per tonne of abatement of $12.25. The second Emissions Reduction Fund auction saw 129 carbon abatement contracts […]

Compost guru joins MRA Consulting Group
MRA News
29 October 2015

Compost guru joins MRA Consulting Group

Virginia Brunton recently joined the MRA team, bringing with her over 25 years experience in organics research, industry development and engagement with farmers, producers and policy makers. Virginia will lead MRA Organics with a focus on: council organics and compost services, recovered organics market expansion solutions for businesses advice to government and industry grant funding […]

ERF auction round 2 – who will win?
Carbon
20 October 2015

ERF auction round 2 – who will win?

The second Emissions Reduction Fund auction is just around the corner. Who will be the big winners this time around? A total of $1.89 billion in funds remains in the ERF to be spent over the crediting period to 2020. Competition in the second ERF auction is potentially greater with 330 projects registered under the […]

What is air worth? How to price a landfill
Landfill
4 June 2015

What is air worth? How to price a landfill

Landfill gate fees typically cover costs of operation, overheads, mobile plant and equipment, labour, depreciation costs of roads and buildings and other fixed assets and profit. But the costs (and therefore the gate fee), also need to include 30-50 year post closure management, long term monitoring and reporting, and importantly replacement of the landfill asset […]

Lessons from the first ERF carbon auction
Carbon
27 April 2015

Lessons from the first ERF carbon auction

Published by ResourceRecovery.biz The winners during the first Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction have been announced. Congratulations to those who succeeded in securing a Carbon Abatement Contract with the Federal Government and commiserations to those who missed out. But don’t despair: there are many more auctions to come. Under the ERF, the Federal Government is […]

Energy from Waste (EfW) can deliver 9% abatement of Australia’s emissions
EfW
24 March 2015

Energy from Waste (EfW) can deliver 9% abatement of Australia’s emissions

There has been much said recently about the need to use nuclear energy as a bridging technology while renewable technologies and battery systems in particular, are improved. It seems to me that waste and recycling have again been overlooked as serious contributors to Australia’s emission abatement task. In 2006 Warnken ISE and SITA Australia published […]

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