In an age where the media is full of stories about climate change, sustainability and carbon reduction, when would be a better time to talk about how engineers and technologists are achieving this in our industry? The creation of food from agriculture does not only consume fuel to power tractors, cool potatoes and heat glass houses for example, but also has the added advantage of being able to generate it from growing energy crops and composting waste. In this year’s conference we are going to explore a range of activities from capturing methane from dairy waste to powering machinery with hydrogen. The diversity of our sector is clearly demonstrated by the diversity of the subjects that surround it when we talk about “Future Fuels in Agriculture” at our Landwards 2021 annual conference.
Mindful of the pandemic, we plan to run our conference online again this year, but this time as a live session presentation via Zoom to ensure interaction.
Our experienced presenters will take us through a range of interesting and diverse topics and developments in agriculture and horticulture. We will what some of the major OEMs are doing to enable alternative fuels and energy sources to power their products, ranging from battery electric propulsion, gas internal combustion and hydrogen. We also explore and understand the potential on-farm energy production, delving into technology that can generate fuel and power, such as liquified biomethane production and alternative ways to heat glasshouses.
The presentations will interest people working within agriculture and its associated industries, equipment and component manufacturers, dealers and service outlets, education, research and agri-tech organisations, and will give a taste of the technologies being explored whether adoption is imminent or several years away. As members of IAgrE, we do hope you will join us and attend, we also hope that you will inform your wider industry colleagues and connections.