Support for Decarbonizing the European Agriculture - The Agrofossilfree Project

Chuan Ma*, Dominik Rutz, Veronika Hofmeier, Rainer Janssen, Athanasios Balafoutis, Konstantinos Vaiopoulos, Foteini Vandorou, Claus Aage Grøn Sørensen, Dimitris Manolakos, Alex Koutsouris, Bas Paris, George Papadakis, Magdalena Borzecka, Małgorzata Wydra, Vanja Biševac, Daan Creupelandt, Julio Román, Daniele Rossi, Martyna Próchniak, Michail KaminiarisZisis Tsiropoulos, Harm Brinks, Barry Caslin, Jorge Sneij, Mirentxu Asín

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Abstract

The AgroFossilFree project supports Fossil-Energy-Free Technologies and Strategies (FEFTS) in agriculture by coordinating several stakeholder actions and providing information on FEFTS in agriculture. Thereby, special emphasis is placed on applications promoting RES integration in major agricultural sectors, particularly biomass. The core objective of the project is to set-up an online platform where farmers, advisors, researchers, industrial partners and other actors can find useful information on FEFTS in agriculture. The AgroFossilFree project contributes to the High Level EU Strategies (i.e. EU Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy) by aiming to decrease the use of fossil energy in any farming process. It also contributes to closing the gap between the available FEFTS and the everyday EU agricultural practices by promoting the effective exchange of novel ideas and exchanging information between stakeholders. If this gap closes, European agriculture could become more sustainable with minimum energy, environmental and socioeconomic impacts. With the knowledge that is collected, classified, and presented to actors in the agricultural field, the European agricultural sector can promote and comply with fossil energy use reduction policies, the related legal and regulatory frameworks and sustainable food production practices. This paper presents the status of the AgroFossilFree project which is funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings (EUBCE 2022)
Number of pages4
PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
Publication date2022
Pages402-405
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event30th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 9 May 202212 May 2022

Conference

Conference30th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2022
CityVirtual, Online
Period09/05/202212/05/2022

Keywords

  • AgEnergy Platform
  • Agriculture
  • Biomass
  • Defossilisation
  • FEFTS
  • Policies implementation
  • RES integration
  • Strategy
  • Sustainability

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