Energy savings Measures in Agriculture - Overview on the Basis of National Reports

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The reduction of energy inputs in agricultural production is a process of practical implementation of a set of energy saving (ES) measures associated with a given type of production, farm infrastructure and managerial or organizational activities. In six national reports from Finland, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal for 13 subsectors of agriculture, 481 ES measures in total were identified and classified into seven categories: 1) type of energy input: indirect, direct; 2) type of ES measure: operational level, systems level, process monitoring, farm management, market orientation, capital goods; 3) importance: from 1-low to 5-high; 4) R&D: yes, no; 5) potential of the measure: achievable at present or not immediately ready for implementation; 6) indication of an investment cost: from €1000 to over €1000000; 7) estimated payback time: from 1 to over 5 years.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFP7 Program of the EU
Number of pages43
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameDeliverable 2.3
Publisherthe FP7 Program of the EU


  • agriculture
  • agricultural production
  • energy
  • energy saving
  • energy consumption
  • agricultural sector
  • europe


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