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The grain freight industry is considered especially hard-to-abate as grain freight movements are typically characterised by long, complex, and multi-directional freight journeys often across multiple modes of transport, in regional and remote areas.

There are a number of factors currently inhibiting decarbonisation of the grain freight supply chain. These include:

  1. Technological availability and maturity
  2. Operational complexity
  3. Asset investment life cycles

Recognising that grain freight is a hard-to-abate sector, it is vital to explore the following ‘low hanging fruit’ opportunities to enable immediate emissions reductions whilst suitable technologies are being developed:

  1. Rail
  2. Performance Based System heavy vehicles
  3. Biofuel

GrainGrowers looks forward to working with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts on this critical issue.

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