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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2008-09
Sustainability Activity Progress in 2008/09 Supplying environmentally friendly wool. • Monitoring was undertaken of the mulesed/non mulesed/ceased mulesing declaration system through the auction system. Climate change and pastures. • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) policy development has been monitored. Information on CPRS has been made available to industry by the National Farmers Federation (NFF). • Preliminary GrassGro and MIDAS modeling has been completed to identify potential strategies for reducing methane emissions from sheep. • Work has progressed to develop a simple method for measuring methane emissions from sheep. • The impact of climate change and increased climate variability on pasture species selection, productivity and enterprise performance has been modeled using GrassGro for the NSW Southern Tablelands. Information was delivered at two workshops with 100 attendees. Off-farm R&D Activity Progress in 2008/09 Identify, approve and manage long term projects with off-farm R&D providers aimed at: • developing processes which provide new product opportunities; • developing new ways of minimising perennial problems; • addressing immediate big issues, eg chlorine free; and • working on building green credentials (NBS), in particular Chemicals, Energy and Water in the manufacturing industry (CEW). • A project working on wrinkle recovery technology for wovens progressed through 2008/09. The final report was received in June 2009; the results are to be assessed for a commercial roll out. • A new project aimed at achieving more robust whiter wool textiles (knitwear and wovens) began in October 2008 with final laboratory results due in September 2009. Further commercial assessment will then be required. This work builds on previous feasibility work. • Research has been carried out for all manufacturing areas to support traceability and supply chain. Initial trials proved unsuccessful, with new trials delivering results in late June 2009. If successful, this will support both wovens and knits. • A feasibility study began on the prevention of pilling in knitwear; results are due in October 2009. Another feasibility study began on cockling reduction in knitwear; final results are due in February 2010. • New projects have begun regarding the removal of chlorination from shrink resist/anti felt processes. These projects will be completed August 2009 to October 2010. A separate project investigating potential alternatives to the use of chlorine in the mercerisation/soft lustre process is due to be completed by August 2009. • Work on building green credentials has largely been directed to chlorine removal from processing. REPORT OF OPERATIONS -- R&D
AWI Annual Report 2007-08
AWI Annual Report 2009-10