The upcoming Energy in Poultry event will look at the various energy saving opportunities for farmers together with renewable energy deployment opportunities. The Energy in Poultry event, which is organised by Teagasc in association with IFAC, will take place on Friday, 14th December at Teagasc Agricultural College, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan.
Energy in Poultry will feature a comprehensive seminar programme with some of the leading experts in the industry. This, combined with a showcase of energy in poultry technology suppliers, funding providers and advisory bodies, means the event is a one-stop shop for anybody involved in poultry in Ireland.
Alchemy Utilities are delighted to announce that they have been selected to sit on the panel of experts for the event. CEO, Richard Griffin, will be attending to discuss renewable opportunities for the poultry industry alongside a number of other experts. The panel will be chaired by Barry Caslin, Energy and Rural Development Specialist with Teagasc.
On many farms there is scope to reduce the amount of energy consumed per unit of output, or to invest in a renewable energy technology and reduce the use of fossil fuels. There is an increasing focus on greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in Government and with food retailers. The Irish economy has a high dependence on agriculture and as a consequence, the agricultural component to greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland is relatively high compared to many other countries. Improving energy efficiency or investing in renewable technology will reduce greenhouse gas emissions per unit of output and improve the green image of the poultry industry.
The Energy in Poultry event will provide farmers and advisors with useful information on how to make their business more sustainable through the use of renewable energy technologies. The contacts and links made at the event will be invaluable as poultry farmers strive to develop their business to become, or remain, competitive for the future.
Prospects for on-farm renewable energy projects will be boosted by two new initiatives: the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) and the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS).
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