Energy use and environmental impact of agricultural production

Agricultural production is closely linked to the use and management of energy and resources - such aspects as the use of land for bioenergy production, whether agricultural or other wastes can be used as a resource for bioenergy production, and the return of minerals to cultivated land.Through our subsidiary company, the Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (JTI), we have a wide range of expertise in the climate and energy aspects of agricultural production.  JTI has been involved in the bioenergy aspects of agriculture since the 1970s.  Work is carried out today within a systems perspective framework, of which environmental and energy efficiency considerations are important elements.  The objective of the work is to achieve long-term and economically viable solutions that apply from original idea through to implementation.
 
We develop, demonstrate and evaluate technologies and systems for the cultivation of arable crops for the production of heat, electricity and motor fuels.  The main emphasis is on the chain from field to conversion plant, which includes cultivation and harvesting methods, handling and storage methods and logistics systems.  We also investigate aspects concerning upgrading and combustion of energy crops and the return of ash to arable land.  Examples of the services that we can provide include: 

• Climate declarations  
• Energy analyses
• Substance flow analyses 
• Environmental systems analyses
• Cost analyses

JTI - Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering

JTI, a subsidiary company in the SP group, is an industrial research institute engaged in research, development and information in the areas of agricultural engineering and environmental technology. Read more...

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Andras Baky

Phone: +46 10 516 69 22

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Box 857, SE-501 15 Borås Phone +46 10-516 50 00, E-mail info@sp.se