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|Title: ||Energy efficiency in agriculture|
|Authors: ||Baptista, F.J.|
de Visser, C
|Keywords: ||energy efficiency|
greenhouse gas emissions
Primary Energy Consumption
|Issue Date: ||Jul-2013|
|Publisher: ||Portalegre Polytechnic Institute and Extremadura University|
|Citation: ||Baptista, F., Silva, L.L., de Visser, C., Gołaszewski, J., Meyer-Aurich, A., Briassoulis, D., Mikkola, H., Murcho, D. (2013) Energy efficiency in agriculture, in Complete communications of the 5th International Congress on Energy and Environment Engineering and Management 2013,Lisbon, 17-19 Julho. ISBN 978-989-98406-4-5.|
|Abstract: ||One of the EU headline target indicators for Europe is “20% increase in energy efficiency” by 2020.
It is anticipated that in the following decades energy use will increase significantly and will have a widespread impact
on the economy, including the agricultural sector. Energy use reduction can be achieved by reduced energy input.
Improved energy efficiency, however, is only achieved, if energy input per unit yield is reduced. Therefore, improved
energy efficiency can be realized with either increased or decreased energy inputs depending on the input-output
relationship. In agricultural production the need for energy as an input can determine the profitability of farming which,
in turn, impacts heavily upon the farmers’ investment in improved farming systems.
This paper presents some of the results obtained in the WP2 of the KBBE.2011.4-04 project “Energy Efficiency in
Agriculture - AGREE” supported by the 7th Framework Program. It gives an overview into energy use and energy
efficiency of agriculture in various agro-climatic zones of Europe.|
|Appears in Collections:||MED - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings|
ERU - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings
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