Cork research farm cuts carbon emissions by almost 20%

Farm Zero C research project is also testing methods to reduce methane, nitrous oxide and ammonia output

Enda Buckley, sustainability manager with Carbery Co-op: ‘We’re targeting a 75 to 80 per cent reduction in direct emissions from this farm’. Picture: Don MacMonagle

A dairy research farm in Cork has managed to cut on-farm carbon emissions by almost 20 per cent in just four years, new figures show.

Early results from Farm Zero C, a research project aiming to create the world’s first commercially run, climate-neutral dairy farm by 2027, show that carbon emissions at the Shinagh Estates farm near Bandon have fallen by 17 per cent since 2018 to just over 920 tons of C02 equivalent last ...