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 Project: Mechanization and Energy use in selected arable farms in Central and South Eastern Europe

Farming – from beef, pig, poultry or dairy and crops – needs different external farm facilities (farm machinery, fertilizer, etc.). The main purpose of the project is to
analyse some representative arable farms according mechanization, technical energy input, labour input and crop yields. The analyses of energy on farm level
(input/output-ratio) in combination the labour input allows the development optimisation strategies. Soil tillage in arable farms is a great energy consumer. The
soil tillage systems are analysed according fossil energy and labour requirement. The strategies for improving fuel and energy efficiency are developed on farm level
with integration of biobased fuel (e.g. canola or sunflower oil, FAME). The objective of the project is to identify energy balance for arable farms in participating countries. The LCA, regarding energy and environmental impact, first of all CO2 emission will be analyzed. This will enable identification of possible improvements, reduction of energy inputs and mitigation of GHG.

Project timeline: 2012 - 2015

CASEE Members involved:

  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU-Vienna (Austria)
  • USAMV - University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine ClujNapoca
  • The Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra (Slovakia)
  • University of Novi Sad (Serbia)

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