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Australian Pork (APL)

Australian Pork Limited is an Australian Research and Development Corporation.

Our purpose is to enable a thriving pork industry. Our vision and goal is to be Australia’s preferred choice protein; sustainably adding $1 billion to farm gate value by 2025. Our values:

  • Results driven – say what we’ll do; do what we say; prove it
  • Challengers – courageously question to actively learn
  • Team players – one team, shared dreams
  • Future focused – position for tomorrow’s needs today

These values are the cornerstones of our organisation; they shape the culture of APL and support the growth of the industry. They are the guiding principles for interactions of the APL Board, management and business units with each other, members, industry stakeholders and the community.

Commercial opportunities

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Multiple industries

Australian Pork - Waste water and effluent sterilisation technology

Opportunity for

Intensive agriculture and power generators interested in commercialising water treatment technology to recycle wastewater and effluent with hot gas bubbles from exhaust gases. Use cases include:

  • farms and wastewater treatment plants with biogas generation
  • waste disposal industries like landfills with biogas generation
  • biogas plants and coal power plants which emit large amounts of hot CO2 from exhaust gases that can be reused.
  • Led by

    Australian Pork (APL)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment, Licensing

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5-7)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).
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Pork

Novel biogas technology for piggeries

Opportunity for

  • Biogas and environmental engineers interested in developing new products and services
  • Energy utilities /providers developing new products and services
  • Primary producer and retail food corporates interested in reducing carbon footprint
  • Led by

    Australian Pork (APL)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking partners

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-4)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.

Research projects

Other research projects
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Pork

Standardised antimicrobial testing

One of the key steps in controlling and managing bacterial infections in animals is by accurate identification of infections, and …
  • Led by

    Australian Pork (APL)

  • Start date

    31 May 2017

  • Research organisation

    Murdoch University

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Pork

Viability of biogas on medium-scale piggeries

Biogas is a renewable source of energy that can be produced and captured from piggery effluent and can be used …
  • Led by

    Australian Pork (APL)

  • Start date

    19 Mar 2019

  • Research organisation

    University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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Pork

Analysing production costs of whole v immunocastrated males

APL has previously conducted research studying the effects of immunocastration (IC), such as improvement of pork eating quality and affect …
  • Led by

    Australian Pork (APL)

  • Start date

    1 Jun 2021

  • Research organisation

    The University of Melbourne

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Pork

More piglets born alive with dextrose

Seasonal infertility can manifest itself in various forms but reports typically concentrate on reductions in farrowing rate and litter size. …
  • Led by

    Australian Pork (APL)

  • Start date

    12 Feb 2018

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Pork

Piggery Odour Emission Rate Validation Study

Piggeries have the potential to cause odour impacts and as such, odour is an important consideration at all stages of …
  • Led by

    Australian Pork (APL)

  • Start date

    13 Apr 2018

  • Research organisation

    Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF)

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